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 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.
During 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.