2020 Limestone Month Festival

Status Start Date End Date Locations
completed Jul 1, 2019 Jun 30, 2020 Monroe
Director: Polly Sturgeon
Other Researchers: Shalom Drummond, Barbara Hill, Matthew Johnson, Jennifer Lanman, Gary Motz, Todd Thompson Visit Bloomington, Elks Lodge, Monroe County History Center, McCormicks Creek State Park, Indiana State Museum, Monroe County Public Library, Artisan Experience, WonderLab, City of Bloomington Parks and Rec, Alliance of Bloomington Museums, Monroe County Board of Historic Preservation, Indiana Limestone Institute of America Inc., Alexander Memorial Restoration Committee
Funding: Indiana University - Indiana Geological & Water Survey
Issue: Limestone Month events in town are often disjointed and have low attendance due to varied marketing efforts. The public is, therefore, left to learn about scheduled events at the last minute and local museums do not collaborate their similar events.
Approach: Invite regional collaborators to participate in a Limestone Month Festival on the first Saturday in June. The event will consolidate efforts in the county and serve as a 1-stop-shop for all Limestone Month activities in June. The IGWS will provide tables, chairs, and lunch to all volunteers. Visit Bloomington will provide marketing support.
Benefits: This event will consolidate IGWS outreach efforts for Limestone Month into a single event, which will free up valuable outreach time in a typically busy month. We will strengthen our collaborations with local and regional organizations and promote IGWS facilities to the general public.