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Friday, May 5, 2023

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Celebrate Limestone Month in Bloomington

Indiana Limestone Symposium Open House

Date: Thursday, June 8, June 15, and June 22
Time: 1:30-5:00 PM
Location: ByBee Stone Co.
Admission: Free

Walk the site of the Indiana Limestone Symposium and interact with artists and carvers during this special open house.

Indiana University Limestone Campus Walking Tour

Date: Thursday, June 15 and Saturday, June 24
Time: Thursday 2:00-4:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Tour begins at Sample Gates
Admission: Free, no registration required 

Bring your walking shoes and take a tour of Indiana University's vast limestone history.

Rose Hill Cemetery Limestone Tour

Date: Saturday, June 17
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
Location: Rose Hill Cemetery 
Admission: Free, but registration is required 

Join members of the Monroe County History Center Cemetery Committee for a limestone tour at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Limestone Fest

Date: Saturday, June 17
Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: 1001 E. 10th St
Admission: Free

Join members of the Monroe County History Center Cemetery Committee for a limestone tour at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Headstone Restoration Workshop Rose Hill Cemetery 

Date: Saturday, June 24
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Rose Hill Cemetery 
Admission: Free

Join the Monroe County History Center Cemetery Committee and the Prospect Hill Neighborhood Association to learn the basics of headstone cleaning and repair. Wear outdoor work clothes and bring work gloves and knee pads if you’d like. Please bring your own water and snacks.



For more information on Limestone Month, visit their website.

Samantha Hyde

Samantha Hyde

Samantha is the Digital Content Developer at Visit Bloomington. She is a proud recent graduate of Indiana University, a lover of concerts, traveling, and is a pro tennis fanatic.