Occasions deliberate for Historic Preservation Month in Evansville – Evansville Courier & Press


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The historic Rathbone constructing positioned close to Haynie’s Nook in Evansville is being renovated right into a multi-use facility together with one and two bed room flats and a restaurant. The constructing used to deal with the Rathbone Retirement Village earlier than closing in summer time 2017.  (Picture: SAM OWENS/ COURIER & PRESS)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Every Might, historical past and civic-minded organizations nationwide have a good time Historic Preservation Month.

It is a time to advertise the traditionally vital areas and landmarks in cities throughout the nation and to know why these locations are essential.

The Metropolis of Evansville is partnering with native organizations to current various free occasions, together with lectures and guided excursions, to the general public this month. For extra data on any of those occasions, contact Jim Tomer at 812-435-6030.

Preservation by means of Transformation: Adaptive Reuse of Church buildings: Preservationist James Russiello will converse on historic church buildings and the problems going through these constructions, significantly ones which have been deserted. Russiello advocates repurposing these buildings to serve the group. Might 13, 6:30 p.m.

Oak Hill Cemetery Preservation: Audio system Peter Wollenberg and Jeannie Regan-Deinius will focus on technique of preserving cemetery grounds, together with varied protections and grants. Might 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oak Hill Cemetery Excursions: Historians Britney Westbrook and Dennis Au will information a tour by means of the traditionally African-American part of Oak Hill Cemetery, with insights into the historical past and tales of the people who find themselves memorialized there. Might 19, 1 to 1:30 p.m.
Additionally, two strolling excursions — one for the 19th-century space of the cemetery and one for the 20th century – can be guided by Chris Cooke and Au, with tales of the interred and connections with the historical past of town. Might 19, 2-Four p.m.

Reitz Dwelling Museum: Reitz Dwelling Museum will maintain its “Wine All the way down to the Weekend” on Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. that includes reside music: Steve Greenwell Quartet (Might 9), After Hours (Might 16) and King’s Freeway (Might 23). Beer is $Three and wine is $5.

Reitz Dwelling Free Admission Day: Tour the 1871 mansion constructed by one among Evansville’s founding households, impressed by French Second Empire design and full with authentic furnishings and decor. Might 19, 1-2:30 p.m.

Lunch on the Garden: Meals vans can be within the space of 4th Avenue by the Outdated Courthouse, with historic county buildings open for excursions and reside music on the garden. Might 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Trinity Methodist Church and Block Tour: A tour guided by Invoice Bartel will discover the church’s historical past at 216 SE third Avenue. Downtown Evansville director Joshua Armstrong will lead one other tour addressing historic buildings each current and gone. Might 11, Three-Four:30 p.m.

From Slavery to Freedom: Jeannie Regan-Dinius presents the native historical past of the Underground Railroad at Lyles Station. Lyles Station director Stanley Madison will lead a tour. Evansville’s African-American Museum is companion to this occasion. Might 14, 6 p.m.

Mid-Nation Hebron Meadow Tour: Architectural historian Adan Higgins will speak about mid-centry planning and design in Hebron Meadows, on the nook of Blue Ridge Highway and South Meadow Avenue. Hebron Meadows was a premier neighborhood in Evansville starting within the mid-20th century. Might 15, 6 p.m.

Riverside District City Geology Tour: Historic Preservation Officer Jim Tomer will speak about native constructing stone and the architectural historical past on SE 1st Avenue. Tuesday, Might 21 at 6 p.m.


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