2023 Limestone Month Festival

Status Start Date End Date Locations
Active Feb 21, 2023 Jun 30, 2023 All Counties
Director: Polly Sturgeon
Other Researchers: Dana Bissey, Sara Clifford, Matthew Johnson, Jennifer Lanman, Kristen Wilkins, Tisa Bowden, Chris Gagnon, Kaitlyn Burress Monroe County History Center, Monroe County Public Library, Artisan Experience, WonderLab, City of Bloomington Parks and Rec, Monroe County Board of Historic Preservation, Indiana Limestone Institute of America Inc., Alexander Memorial Restoration Committee, Indiana Master Naturalist, IU Sciences Library
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.
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 and services to the general public.