Black Heritage Preservation Program Research Training Workshop

Day-long workshop shares techniques and resources for uncovering, researching, and documenting Black heritage.

February 7, 2023

9 a.m.-3 p.m. EST
Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue, Indianapolis

Indiana Landmarks’ Black Heritage Preservation Program seeks to identify, save, and celebrate places significant to the state’s Black history, but how do you preserve history that you don’t know exists?

One of the challenges in preserving Black heritage is the lack of historical research.

To address this challenge, Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Humanities, and Freetown Village are partnering to present a day-long workshop sharing techniques and resources for uncovering, researching, and documenting Black heritage.

Qualified research is valuable in preparing nominations for the National Register of Historic Places, developing local preservation protections, and for historical markers, articles, books, and interpretive projects. Well-documented history is also often required to be eligible for preservation grants.

The workshop will feature a performance by Freetown Village actors showing how Black history can be brought to life, research and writing tips, and information about grant writing and grant-making organizations.

The workshop will be held in-person at Indiana Landmarks Center in Indianapolis, and online via Zoom. See the full itinerary here. 

Free with RSVP. Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. Register online on Eventbrite, using the form below, or by calling 317-616-9798.


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