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Limestone Month Events

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Friday May 27, 2016

"Limestone Carving"

Celebrate Indiana's limestone heritage with master carvers Matt Bruce and Casey Winningham, who'll talk about their work during this demonstration at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. They'll show examples and demonstrate techniques, and discuss... more

Indiana Limestone Symposium: 20th Anniversary Sculpture Exhibit

Visit a historic Beaux Arts limestone building and see a beautiful exhibit of contemporary and traditional limestone sculpture at the same time! Master carvers and other participants of the Indiana Limestone Symposium celebrate the 20th anniversary ... more

Saturday May 28, 2016

Indiana Limestone Symposium: 20th Anniversary Sculpture Exhibit

Visit a historic Beaux Arts limestone building and see a beautiful exhibit of contemporary and traditional limestone sculpture at the same time! Master carvers and other participants of the Indiana Limestone Symposium celebrate the 20th anniversary ... more

Sunday May 29, 2016

Indiana Limestone Symposium: 20th Anniversary Sculpture Exhibit

Visit a historic Beaux Arts limestone building and see a beautiful exhibit of contemporary and traditional limestone sculpture at the same time! Master carvers and other participants of the Indiana Limestone Symposium celebrate the 20th anniversary ... more

Monday May 30, 2016

Indiana Limestone Symposium: 20th Anniversary Sculpture Exhibit

Visit a historic Beaux Arts limestone building and see a beautiful exhibit of contemporary and traditional limestone sculpture at the same time! Master carvers and other participants of the Indiana Limestone Symposium celebrate the 20th anniversary ... more

Tuesday May 31, 2016

Indiana Limestone Symposium: 20th Anniversary Sculpture Exhibit

Visit a historic Beaux Arts limestone building and see a beautiful exhibit of contemporary and traditional limestone sculpture at the same time! Master carvers and other participants of the Indiana Limestone Symposium celebrate the 20th anniversary ... more

Wednesday Jun 01, 2016

History of Limestone Markers - Green Hill Cemetery

  • June 1, 2016
  • Location: Green Hill Cemetery
  • Address: 1202 18th Street, Bedford, IN 47421
  • Phone: 812-849-1090
  • Times: 10:30am
  • Admission: Free

View the interesting Limestone carved tombstones and hear the history of those stones. View the Stone Carvers bench as well as the Master Carver who carved the “Washington Crossing the Delaware” monument. 1 ½ hour walking tour. ... more

Monroe County Limestone: The Bloomington Mills (pt.1)

A then-and-now history of the limestone mills formerly located in Bloomington and the importance of their roles in building America. Presented by Clay Stuckey.

Indiana Limestone Symposium: 20th Anniversary Sculpture Exhibit

Visit a historic Beaux Arts limestone building and see a beautiful exhibit of contemporary and traditional limestone sculpture at the same time! Master carvers and other participants of the Indiana Limestone Symposium celebrate the 20th anniversary ... more

Thursday Jun 02, 2016

Elliott Stone Mill Tours

  • June 2, 2016
  • Location: Elliott Stone Mill
  • Address: 929 15th Street, Bedford, IN 47421
  • Phone: 812-849-1090
  • Times: 9:30am
  • Admission: $10

Judy Elliott will share her wealth of information about the Limestone Industry. Guests will tour the Mill and view employees as they cut blocks of Limestone into slabs that one day will become stone steps. Participants should meet at the Lawrence Co... more

Indiana Limestone Symposium: 20th Anniversary Sculpture Exhibit

Visit a historic Beaux Arts limestone building and see a beautiful exhibit of contemporary and traditional limestone sculpture at the same time! Master carvers and other participants of the Indiana Limestone Symposium celebrate the 20th anniversary ... more

Friday Jun 03, 2016

Building a Nation: Photo Exhibit Opening Reception and Presentation

  • June 3, 2016
  • Venue: Monroe County History Center
  • Address: 202 E. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-332-2517
  • Times: 5pm - 7pm
  • Admission: Free

Come celebrate the opening of the Building a Nation exhibit, a photographic history of buildings from across the country that showcase the importance of the early limestone industry. Dr. Todd Thompson, State Geologist and Director of the Indiana Geo... more

Building a Nation: Indiana Limestone Photograph Exhibit

  • June 3, 2016
  • Venue: Monroe County History Center
  • Address: 202 E. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-332-2517
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 10am-4pm
  • Admission: $2 adults, $1 children 6-17 years old, free to children 5 and under
  • www.monroehistory.org

This exhibit features historical photographs of Indiana limestone quarries, mills and building sites.  The stone was quarried and milled in Monroe and Lawrence counties, but used throughout the nation as a premier building stone. These archival... more

Opening Reception for the Indiana Limestone Symposium 20th Anniversary Sculpture Exhibit

Visit a historic Beaux Arts limestone building and see a beautiful exhibit of contemporary and traditional limestone sculpture at the same time! Meet the master carvers and other participants of the Indiana Limestone Symposium as they celebrate the 2... more

IU Campus Limestone Architecture Tour

  • June 3, 2016
  • Venue: Sample Gates
  • Address: Intersection of Indiana and Kirkwood, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 800-800-0037
  • Times: 2-4pm
  • Admission: Free w/ registration
  • www.limestonemonth.com

Explore the unique limestone architecture of the beautiful Indiana University campus with a tour lead by Brian Keith, a senior scientist at the Indiana Geological Survey. You'll be amazed at the styles, techniques and artistry represented on campus... more

Indiana Limestone Symposium: 20th Anniversary Sculpture Exhibit

Visit a historic Beaux Arts limestone building and see a beautiful exhibit of contemporary and traditional limestone sculpture at the same time! Master carvers and other participants of the Indiana Limestone Symposium celebrate the 20th anniversary ... more

Saturday Jun 04, 2016

Building a Nation: Indiana Limestone Photograph Exhibit

  • June 4, 2016
  • Venue: Monroe County History Center
  • Address: 202 E. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-332-2517
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 10am-4pm
  • Admission: $2 adults, $1 children 6-17 years old, free to children 5 and under
  • www.monroehistory.org

This exhibit features historical photographs of Indiana limestone quarries, mills and building sites.  The stone was quarried and milled in Monroe and Lawrence counties, but used throughout the nation as a premier building stone. These archival... more

State House Quarry tour

  • June 4, 2016
  • Venue: McCormick's Creek State Park
  • Address: Located west of Ellettsville, Spencer, IN 7460
  • Phone: 812-855-1378
  • Times: 9am-12pm
  • Admission: $7 Park Entrance Fee

Learn about the geologic history of Indiana limestone on a guided tour of the State House Quarry at McCormick’s Creek State Park with Dr. Todd Thompson, State Geologist and Director of the Indiana Geological Survey. The State House Quarry supp... more

Indiana Limestone Symposium: 20th Anniversary Sculpture Exhibit

Visit a historic Beaux Arts limestone building and see a beautiful exhibit of contemporary and traditional limestone sculpture at the same time! Master carvers and other participants of the Indiana Limestone Symposium celebrate the 20th anniversary ... more

Sunday Jun 05, 2016

Limestone Home Tour

  • June 5, 2016
  • Address: 929 15th Street, Bedford, IN 47421
  • Phone: 812-849-1090
  • Times: 2pm & 4pm
  • Admission: $15

Tour some beautiful Limestone Homes in Lawrence County. Tour information TBA. Meet at the Lawrence County Museum a half hour before tour begins.  

Indiana Limestone Symposium: 20th Anniversary Sculpture Exhibit

Visit a historic Beaux Arts limestone building and see a beautiful exhibit of contemporary and traditional limestone sculpture at the same time! Master carvers and other participants of the Indiana Limestone Symposium celebrate the 20th anniversary ... more

Indiana Limestone Symposium

  • June 5, 2016
  • Location: Bybee Stone Co
  • Address: N Matthews Dr, Ellettsville, IN 47429
  • Phone: 812-824-8845
  • Times: Varied
  • Admission: See fee schedule
  • www.limestonesymposium.org

Session 1: June 5 - 11, 2016 Session 2: June 19 - 25, 2016 Each full session consists of seven days of immersive instruction in the art of carving limestone, including design, moving stone, splitting blocks, roughing out, using hand and pneumatic... more

Monday Jun 06, 2016

Indiana Limestone Symposium: 20th Anniversary Sculpture Exhibit

Visit a historic Beaux Arts limestone building and see a beautiful exhibit of contemporary and traditional limestone sculpture at the same time! Master carvers and other participants of the Indiana Limestone Symposium celebrate the 20th anniversary ... more

Indiana Limestone Symposium

  • June 6, 2016
  • Location: Bybee Stone Co
  • Address: N Matthews Dr, Ellettsville, IN 47429
  • Phone: 812-824-8845
  • Times: Varied
  • Admission: See fee schedule
  • www.limestonesymposium.org

Session 1: June 5 - 11, 2016 Session 2: June 19 - 25, 2016 Each full session consists of seven days of immersive instruction in the art of carving limestone, including design, moving stone, splitting blocks, roughing out, using hand and pneumatic... more

Tuesday Jun 07, 2016

Building a Nation: Indiana Limestone Photograph Exhibit

  • June 7, 2016
  • Venue: Monroe County History Center
  • Address: 202 E. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-332-2517
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 10am-4pm
  • Admission: $2 adults, $1 children 6-17 years old, free to children 5 and under
  • www.monroehistory.org

This exhibit features historical photographs of Indiana limestone quarries, mills and building sites.  The stone was quarried and milled in Monroe and Lawrence counties, but used throughout the nation as a premier building stone. These archival... more

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