Grants to Help Ball State Conduct Archaeological Surveys at 3 Indiana Parks

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Ball State University will lead archaeological surveys at three Indiana parks to locate possible prehistoric sites and homesteads from the early 1800s.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says those surveys are among 15 projects around the state sharing in about $450,000 in federal grants for historic preservation and archaeology.

The archaeology surveys are planned at Summit Lake State Park and the Wilbur Wright Fish and Wildlife Area, both in eastern Indiana’s Henry County, and Versailles (vur-SAYLZ’) State Park in southeastern Indiana. About $150,000 was awarded toward the surveys.

A variety of other projects received grants, including roof replacement at the former Peru High School gymnasium, which is now the Miami Nation’s tribal headquarters, and repairing the century-old entrance gate at St. Mary of the Woods College near Terre Haute.