Affinity & Affiliate Groups

Related Interests & Local Concerns

Places that matter—that’s a big tent. Perhaps you have a special passion for certain types of places? Our two affinity groups encourage saving and seeing the landmarks that spark their passions. Perhaps you care most about historic places close to home? We work with affiliate organizations in communities across the state to save the local places that matter to them.

  • Avriel Shull-designed home Carmel Indiana
    This Avriel Shull-designed home in Carmel's Eden Glen neighborhood opened to visitors as part of our 2016 Back to the Future tour, an annual exploration of Mid-Century Modern design staged by Indiana Landmarks' Indiana Modern affinity group.
  • Federal Building
    Indiana Landmarks' Indiana Modern affinity group encourages preservation and awareness of mid-twentieth-century structures throughout Indiana, like Indianapolis's Minton-Capehart Federal Building, a Brutalist landmark built in 1975.
  • Lewellen
    Indiana Modern's annual Back to the Future tour showcases Mid-Century Modern homes, like this 1959 example on Indianapolis's north side. We use tour profits to encourage preservation of structures from the era. (Photo: Lee Lewellen)
  • Chilluffo
    Indiana Modern's annual Back to the Future tour showcases Mid-Century Modern homes, like this Avriel Shull design in Carmel's Eden Glen neighborhood. We use tour profits to encourage preservation of structures from the era. (Photo: Garry Chilluffo)
  • Indiana Automotive
    Indiana Landmarks' Indiana Automotive affinity group promotes the preservation of the cars, the factories and showrooms, the homes of auto moguls, and the landscaped parkways and roadside architecture birthed by the auto age. A Model T donated by the Bolles Family serves as the group's mascot.
  • Indiana Automotive Vintage Car
    Indiana Automotive promotes preservation of auto-related landmarks through lectures and tours of sites like the restored mansion built for auto visionary David Parry in Indianapolis's Golden Hill Historic District. The event also showcased vintage cars from the era. (Photo: Garry Rollins)
  • Indiana Automotive event
    Indiana Automotive promotes preservation of auto-related landmarks through lectures and tours of sites like the restored mansion built for auto visionary David Parry in Indianapolis's Golden Hill Historic District. The event also showcased vintage cars from the era. (Photo: Garry Rollins)

Affinity Groups Add Extra Interest for our Members

If you have a passion for Mid-Century Modern, or if you’re crazy about Indiana’s automotive heritage, Indiana Landmarks offers affinity groups you can join. Once you become a member of Indiana Landmarks, you pay an additional modest sum to join Indiana Modern and Indiana Automotive.

Each affinity group supports preservation initiatives in their interest area and gets exclusive opportunities and discounts to attend affinity group tours and events.

Indiana Modern

Indiana-Modern-LogoIndiana Modern works to identify, promote and preserve the best examples of mid-century architectural and landscape design. Under Indiana Landmarks’ umbrella, the Indiana Modern affinity group annually offers a lecture, pop-up tours, and the Back to the Future home tour, which alternates between Indianapolis and other Hoosier cities.

If you’re a fan of Mid-Century Modern and want to advocate for endangered places and meet others who share your interest, we invite you to join our Indiana Modern affinity group.

Indiana Automotive

IndAuto-logo wtextDuring the first decades of the twentieth century, more than 250 automobile manufacturers opened shop in Indiana—Duesenberg, Stutz, Marmon, Cord, Auburn, and Studebaker among the most prominent. Their products rank as landmarks on wheels, and the auto industry left us a legacy of places worth saving.

Indiana Automotive annually offers lectures, site and driving tours, and news of interest to all who love vintage cars and the places where they were designed, built, tested and sold.

If you’re a fan of Indiana’s great auto heritage and want to meet and mingle with others who share your interest at fun special events, we invite you to join our Indiana Automotive affinity group.

 

Affiliates Share Our Mission and Extend Our Reach

Even with nine regional offices, we can’t be everywhere at once. That’s why we organize and strengthen local preservation groups and preservation commissions who work as partners in saving and revitalizing historic places.

Some of these groups join Indiana Landmarks in a formal way by becoming Affiliate Organizations, a status that confers special organizational benefits, including preservation workshops and preferential treatment for grants and loans.

To find affiliates and other preservation groups in your area, see the Indiana Preservation Directory.

To find out more about the affiliate program and the benefits to your nonprofit preservation organization, contact the regional office that serves your county.