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Award-winning ArchiCamp offered in Madison


Contact: Laura Renwick, Community Preservation Specialist, 812-284-4534, 800-450-4534 or; Heidi Kruggel, Director of Programs, 812-265-2967 or; or Anne Fairchild, Eastern Region Program Manager, 812-273-4531 or


Indiana Landmarks, Historic Madison, and the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will offer a two-day ArchiCamp for children ages 8-12 on July 13-14 at the Windle Auditorium and the Madison-Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau. Participants spend both days—from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.—discovering the exciting history of Madison and its landmark architecture.


Campers will travel back in time to the nineteenth century when they tour the Schroeder Saddletree Factory and other historic sites, try their hand at using historic tools, and snack on “travel food” from the era.  There will be plenty of hands-on activities, including model building and a craft project.  The second day of the camp will include swimming in the historic Crystal Beach pool.


This is the fourth year for the Madison ArchiCamp.  Winner of a prestigious award from the American Association for State and Local History, ArchiCamps encourage children to use their imaginations and powers of observation while teaching them about history, architecture, and renovation.


Cost of the camp is $30 and includes refreshments, educational materials, and souvenirs. Campers should bring a sack lunch both days. Enrollment for the camp is limited to 20 children. Reservations must be made by July 8. For more information, contact Laura Renwick at Indiana Landmarks, 812-284-4534 or




Indiana Landmarks 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 the not-for-profit organization, call 317-639-4534, 800-450-4534.


Historic Madison, Inc. a not for profit historic preservation organization, has played a key role in the preservation, restoration, education and development of Madison’s National Historic Landmark District.  The organization owns and operates 16 historic properties and boasts a very active pool of volunteer docents. For more information call HMI at 812-265-2967 or visit us online at


Lanier Mansion State Historic Site is located in Madison, Indiana, along the Ohio River. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, a division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the Lanier Mansion boasts a heroic story and superb architecture. This Greek Revival home belonged to J.F.D. Lanier, who helped finance Indiana’s part in the Civil War. For more information, call 812-265-3526 or visit

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