Saturday, March 9, 2013

John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation

Do you know someone in Decatur County who is preserving and continuing to use historic farming-related buildings?  Now is the time to nominate them for the 2013 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation!

According to Indiana Landmarks

Indiana Landmarks presents the John Arnold Rural Preservation Award to recognize the preservation and continued use of historic farming-related buildings. The award is named in memory of John Arnold (1955-1991), a Rush County farmer who combined progressive architectural practices with a deep respect for the natural and historic components of rural landscapes, including the farm owned by his family since 1820. Indiana Landmarks presents the Arnold Award each year on Farmer's Day at the Indiana State Fair. The award winner receives a pass to the fair, overnight accommodations in Indianapolis, plus a handsome outdoor marker. 
In 2012, The Orr family won the award for preserving their Gibson County Farm, the historic Kolb Homestead near Princeton. You can see photos of the farm in Indiana Landmarks' Flickr set

The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2013.

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