Noblesville Preservation Alliance selected for year-long initiative – Hamilton County Reporter

The Noblesville Preservation Alliance Board of Directors pose in front of Preservation Hall, rehabilitated by the group in 2020 to serve as a corporate headquarters, arts venue and community center. For more information about Preservation Hall and NPA, visit preservehall.org. (Photo courtesy of Noblesville Preservation Alliance)

Five grassroots historic preservation organizations have been selected to participate in Indiana Landmarks’ inaugural Affiliate Advancement Program, a year-long training initiative aimed at strengthening local volunteer-led groups.

Through workshops led by leading professionals, participating organizations will learn strategies to help improve fundraising and planning efforts, develop new opportunities for community engagement, and communicate the role of historic preservation in creating vibrant and resilient communities.

Organizations selected to participate in 2022 include Cornerstone Society of Madison; Historic Fall Creek, Pendleton Settlement; Noblesville Preservation Alliance; Save our stories to Marion; and the Vincennes Knox Preservation Foundation.

The groups were selected through a competitive application process from among 61 Indiana Landmarks affiliate organizations, which work as local partners to help save and revitalize historic places. Each participating organization has demonstrated leadership in rehabilitating historic properties within its community, but is seeking ideas to increase local capacity.

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“Noblesville’s success in attracting new residents and businesses is due in part to the historic buildings that connect our community’s past and present,” said Mike Corbett, Treasurer of Noblesville Preservation Alliance and Board Member of Indiana Landmarks. “We look forward to building NPA’s capability and leadership as we prepare to celebrate our 35th anniversary in 2023.”

Experts leading the training include professionals from Ball State’s Indiana Communities Institute, Propeller Marketing, Creative Insight Community Development, the Indiana Historical Society and Jamie Simek, author of Beyond the Bake Sale. At the end of the program in March 2023, participating affiliate organizations will share their strategies for increasing community engagement with each other.

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