Made in Indiana - A Sketchbook of our Built Environment

Coloring BookThe Indiana Architectural Foundation has developed, published and is distributing a 24 page educational coloring book about the built environment in Indiana. The theme of the book is a tour of Indiana with drawings and text. It includes buildings, bridges, dams, monuments and other examples of Hoosier structures. The coloring book promotes the Indiana Architectural Foundation's goals of education, public awareness and preservation architecture.

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Please consider ordering one today for your child, friend or relative... or even for yourself.

Questions or bulk orders can be made through Nancy Grounds or at AIA's Architectural Center Bookstore (317-634-6993)

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Now available for purchase is an Educator's Guide designed to be a compliment to the Coloring Book for classroom instruction. The guide contains 24 prepared lesson plans with teacher enrichment and background material. The lesson plans were prepared by renouned educational consultant Carol Domblewski with the focus on connecting Indiana Department of Education Standards for Fourth Grade to the exercises in the coloring book. For more information or a sample of the lessons, please contact an IAF board member.

Create a Landmark Competition - Historic Landmarks Foundation

Coloring BookCreate a Landmark Competition Winners from Ligonier, Michigantown & North Manchester Elementary Schools

Three Indiana elementary school classes won prizes in the annual Create a Landmark competition, a model-building and research contest by Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana. Schools in Ligonier, Michigantown, and North Manchester won cash prizes at the May 17 awards ceremony in Indianapolis.

First place ($200 prize): West Noble Middle School, Ligonier, model of Solomon Mier House in Ligonier (Carol Van Fleet, teacher, sixth grade). The students used complex math skills to create their scale model of the Queen Anne style house, built in the early 1900s. They converted feet to inches, and then inches to centimeters. They selected the Mier House, now a B&B, for its architecture and because Solomon Mier was one of Ligonier's founders and a prominent member of the community's once-sizable Jewish population.

Indiana Architectural Foundation donated "Made in Indiana - A Sketchbook of our Built Environment" to each of the participants in the winning classes in a ceremony in the auditorium of the Indiana State Museum on May 17.

For the Create a Landmark competition, students work together as a class to research the history and build three-dimensional models of Indiana landmarks. Entries were displayed for two weeks at the Indiana State Museum. Judging took place on May 17, when spokespersons from each class answered questions about the history, architecture and current status of the landmark they "created."

For more information on this year's winners and next year's contest, contact Suzanne Stanis, Director of Heritage Education and Information, 317-639-4534 or 800-450-4534,