Aurora

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 veraestau@indianalandmarks.org
Staff
Jarrad Holbrook, Director jholbrook@indianalandmarks.org
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
Save your sanity and a historic place at this fun, online auction
Press Releases

Indiana Landmarks’ “Auction to the Rescue” benefitting endangered places goes live and virtual April 19.

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Hoosier Gym in Knightstown by Mike Fender
Cheering for Two Indiana Basketball Legends
News

Knightstown’s Hoosier Gym stood in for historic gyms across Indiana in “Hoosiers,” while a museum and water tower in Milan celebrate the movie’s real-life underdog state champions.

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Upcoming Events
Monday, April 19, 2021
Auction to the Rescue!

Online fundraiser benefits endangered Indiana landmarks.

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Mining Your Community Wealth

Brian Blackford of Ball State University’s Indiana Communities Institute discusses human, cultural, social, and natural wealth in communities and their connection to economic development.

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