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Indiana Landmarks Volunteer Recruitment Open House, Nov. 10

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Monument Circle Walking Tour

Monument Circle Walking Tour. Photo provided by Indiana Landmarks Center and used with written permission.

By Jen Thomas
On behalf of Indiana Landmarks Center

Question: Where can you find a biplane and a dirigible parked downtown?*

Would you like to know Indianapolis in a deeper way? Show it off to visitors? Help preserve and revitalize historic places? If you answer yes to any or all three questions, you might find it rewarding to volunteer for Indiana Landmarks. You can learn about all of our volunteer opportunities at a free open house on Nov. 10.

Indiana Landmarks, a nonprofit organization, uses preservation to revitalize neighborhoods and small towns, reconnect people and communities to their heritage, and save historic places.

Indiana Landmarks volunteers lead walking and motorcoach tours of Indianapolis and its historic places, usher and assist in special events on the organization’s downtown campus, and work in its offices.

At the open house, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., staff and volunteers will talk about the training and benefits Indiana Landmarks provides to volunteers. Refreshments will be served at the session, held at the Morris-Butler House, 1204 North Park Avenue. The Victorian house, owned by Indiana Landmarks, is immediately east of Indiana Landmarks Center, a restored and repurposed nineteenth-century church at 12th and Central.

Indiana Landmarks Volunteer Recruitment Open House

Morris-Butler House Museum, 1204 North Park Avenue, Indianapolis

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

RSVP online at or call Gwendolen Raley, Museum and Heritage Tourism Director, 317-636-5409,


*Answer: You’ll find a dirigible and biplane carved in limestone on the Monument Circle façade of the Lacy Building, a 1925 landmark built by the heirs of auto pioneer Charles Test. Indiana Landmarks volunteers take a training course that covers the history of the city, its landmarks and historic districts.

Editor’s Acknowledgment: JTPR, Inc.