Southeast Field Office

Helping neighbors save buildings and other places that matter in Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland counties.

Southeast Veraestau color
Office Details
Veraestau Historic Site 4696 Veraestau Lane Aurora, IN 47001-9406 812-926-0983
Mitchell Knigga, Director Kelli Vest, Tour & Events Manager
Southeast Territory

Where We're Located

The Southeast Field Office serves four counties, working with individuals and groups to save historic places and offering restoration advice.

The office occupies a portion of Veraestau, a historic country estate perched high on a bluff above the Ohio River. The property spans 200 years of Indiana history, beginning when Jesse Holman built the first simple log cabin on the site.

Indiana Landmarks received the 116-acre property as a gift from the Cornelius and Anna Cook O’Brien Foundation in 2004. The house is open for tours by appointment and as a rental venue. Learn more about Veraestau and its grounds for weddings and events.

Recent News
St. John the Baptist church, Dover, Dearborn County
Dearborn County Catholic Parishes Celebrate Legacy of Preservation
Sacred Places, Saved

Southeast Indiana congregations honor 200 years of Catholicism and restoration of their historic churches.

Historic farms sought for rural preservation award
Press Releases

Deadline for nominations is April 15, 2024 for award recognizing continued use of historic farm buildings in Indiana.

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