Last Updated on April 25, 2022 by Indiana Department of Natural Resources

May is Historic Preservation Month, which means it’s time to celebrate Indiana’s built environment.

This year’s theme is “That Exceptional One—Indiana’s Early Female Architects and Builders”. In recognition, the DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) has produced a poster with images of women who either practiced architecture or designed or built homes in Indiana. Quantities of this free poster are limited. To request one, contact Amy Borland at or 317-232-1647.

Every day in May, the DHPA Facebook page ( will profile a woman who either practiced architecture or designed/built homes in Indiana. Additionally, weekly Facebook Live broadcasts about these women will be presented.

From May 1-7 on the DNR Instagram ( page, DHPA will post some of this year’s Historic Preservation Photo Contest entries and the winning photos from all categories. Throughout that week, DHPA will also feature different aspects of the state historic preservation office and their roles on the DNR Facebook ( page.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Natural Resources