Celebrate Limestone Month in Bloomington

Indiana Limestone Symposium Open House

Date: Thursday, June 6, June 13, and June 20
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.


ROCK MUSIC. Limestone Sculptures And Reliefs By Mike Van Vooren.

Date: Friday, June 7 through Saturday, June 29
Time: 11:00 AM-5:30 PM
Location: By Hand Gallery
Admission: Free

For the past thirty-five years Mike Van Vooren has been carving limestone. He is also an avid amateur musician who plays guitar, bass, saxophone, and drums and compares his approach to sculpting limestone to that of an improvising jazz musician. This show represents some of his limestone carving from a musical perspective.


Geology of Salem Limestone

Date: Tuesday, June 11
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM
Location: Ellettsville Public Library
Admission: Free

Todd Thompson, the state geologist, will give a presentation on the Geology of Salem Limestone at the Ellettsville Public Library.


Indiana University Limestone Campus Walking Tour

Date: Thursday, June 13
Time: Thursday 3:00-5:00 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 22
Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 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 15
Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: 1001 E. 10th St
Admission: Free

Explore the geologic, cultural, and artistic heritage of Indiana limestone with this fun, family-friendly event!


Headstone Restoration Workshop Rose Hill Cemetery 

Date: Saturday, June 8 and 29
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.