Preservation Month poster available for download from DNR

UNDATED – In observance of Preservation Month in May, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources -Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology is offering a free 11 by 17-inch digital poster. 

In 2020, the DHPA celebrated its 50th anniversary and also listed Indiana’s 2,000th entry in the National Register of Historic Places. One of the DHPA’s federally-mandated duties as the state historic preservation office for Indiana is listing properties in the register, which is the national list of sites that are important to the state’s history.

To commemorate these achievements, the DHPA partnered with the Indiana Plein Air Painting Association to create a series of paintings depicting a handful of Indiana’s listed sites. The paintings were completed in the first half of 2020 and have been on exhibit around the state since then. The DHPA chose a handful of the paintings for the 2021 Historic Preservation Month poster and will be featuring 30 of the art works during the rest of May on their Facebook page.

For those who would like to see all of the paintings in person, they are on exhibit through September. The exhibits will be held in Nashville in May; in Richmond in June and July; and in Elkhart in August and September. Click here for more information on the exhibits, or to purchase an exhibit catalog.

The poster can be downloaded here. The DHPA encourages libraries to print out the poster for display on bulletins boards or to share the poster digitally.