The Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana, is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit, Landmarks Through the Viewfinder: 50 Years of Preservation in Southern Indiana, on display July 23 through August 21, 2010. To celebrate Indiana Landmarks’ 50th anniversary in 2010, the organization’s Southern Regional Office in Jeffersonville created a traveling exhibit of photographs depicting historic structures in Southern Indiana. Landmarks Through the Viewfinder features photographs of landmarks in Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Dubois, Floyd, Gibson, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Orange, Posey, Ripley, Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Washington counties, and New Albany architectural remnants including the Scribner Park Fireman, a stone finial from the post office, parts of the original steeples from St. Mary’s and St. Marks Churches, and marble flooring from the Floyd County Courthouse. Of special interest to local visitors may be the photographs of nearby subjects: the Colgate Clock and the Howard Steamboat Mansion, both in Jeffersonville, IN; Culbertson Mansion in New Albany, IN; Polly’s Freeze in Georgetown, IN; and the Big Four Bridge connecting Jeffersonville and Louisville, KY.
The jury-selected photographs of historic places will be displayed in several other venues in Southern Indiana for durations of one to four weeks. After the exhibit’s installation at the Carnegie Center, future exhibit venues include the Scott County Heritage Museum, Scottsburg, IN, August 24 to September 7; the Visitor’s Center in Columbus, IN, September 8 to October 1; the Spring Mill Inn, Mitchell, IN, October 2 to November 1; the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, Evansville, IN, November 2 to 30; and Veraestau Historic Site, Aurora, IN, December 1 to 30.
Indiana Landmarks (formerly called Historic Landmarks Foundation) revitalizes communities, reconnects us to our heritage, and saves meaningful places. With ten offices located throughout the state, Indiana Landmarks helps people rescue endangered landmarks and restore historic neighborhoods and downtowns. People who join Indiana Landmarks receive its bimonthly magazine, Indiana Preservationist. For more information on this not-for-profit organization, call 317-639-4534, 800-450-4534, or visit www.indianalandmarks.org.