Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events

Pizza & Plexes at BRI Annual Meeting 

Perplexing Zoning in Bloomington’s Core Neighborhoods is the title of the talk local architects Jim Rosenbarger and Barre Klapper will deliver at BRI’s Annual Meeting Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Fountain Square Ballroom.

Join us for BRI’s annual party for members. The evening begins at 6 with a pizza, wine and craft beer reception including the BRI elections. At 7, the meeting opens to the public with preservation awards and Jim and Barre’s talk. They will dive into the issue of duplexes, triplexes and quadplexes in Bloomington. Using photos and graphics, they will talk about the city’s proposal for plex zoning and summarize the pro and con public debate. They will provide an overview of the past and present nature of rentals in core neighborhoods and suggest ways to increase density without harming the places where we live. BRI memberships are available at the door, RSVP to bri@bloomingtonrestorations.org with your name or names, phone number and email address if you would like to participate in the members reception.

Farmstead Open Day February 29 

Bloomington Restorations, Inc. invites you to the monthly Museum Open Day at the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead 1-4 p.m. Saturday, February 29, 2020.   This Month’s Open Day will feature “Experience Maple Syrup Season” and the sugaring operations at the Farmstead. Visit the sugaring operations, learn the maple syrup production process, and explore its history. Weather permitting there will be a syrup boil in progress in the wood-fired outdoor evaporators. Available for purchase will be freshly bottled maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy, do-it-yourself maple tree tapping kits, and books pertaining to maple syrup production and use. Also available for purchase will be jams and jellies prepared by Farmstead Volunteers.

Friday Musicale and The Bloomington Old-Time Music and Dance Group with Mark Wiedenmayer will be hosting music in the parlor. Volunteers will give indoor tours of the Farmhouse.

The Hinkle-Garton Farmstead is sending a call out for Volunteers who might be interested in assisting with Farmstead tours one Saturday per month (usually the last Saturday each month) from 1-4 PM. Volunteer duties include introducing visitors to the Farmstead history and act as docents/hosts for the afternoon. Our Open Days are conducted in a very easy-going atmosphere, minimal training and commitment required and always under supervision and guidance. All that would be required is an ability to pleasantly engage the public and a 1-1/2 hour training. If interested please contact LeAnn Luce, Hinkle-Garton Farmstead Open Days and Events Coordinator at: lucebella50@gmail.com for more information.

The Farmstead, located at 2920 E. 10th Street in Bloomington, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc., an organization committed to the preservation of historic properties in Monroe County.  It is free and open to the public on the last Saturday of most months.  For more information, call BRI at 812-336-0909 or visit the site on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ Hinkle-Garton Farmstead

invites you to the monthly Museum Open Day at the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead 1-4 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020. The day’s theme will be “Chase the Cold Winter Away at the Farmstead.”  Join us for scones, jams and jellies, sweets and savories and a variety of hot tea. Offered for sale will be jams and jellies prepared by Farmstead Volunteers.

Volunteers will give indoor tours of the Hinkle-Garton Farmhouse.

Friday Musicale and The Bloomington Old-Time Music and Dance Group with Mark Wiedenmayer will be hosting music in the parlor.

The Hinkle-Garton Farmstead is sending a call out for Volunteers who might be interested in assisting with Farmstead tours one Saturday per month (usually the last Saturday each month) from 1-4 PM. Volunteer duties include introducing visitors to the Farmstead history and act as docents/hosts for the afternoon. Our Open Days are conducted in a very easy-going atmosphere, minimal training and commitment required and always under supervision and guidance. All that would be required is an ability to pleasantly engage the public and a 1-1/2 hour training. If interested please contact LeAnn Luce, Hinkle-Garton Farmstead Open Days and Events Coordinator at: lucebella50@gmail.com for more information.

The Farmstead, located at 2920 E. 10th Street in Bloomington, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc., an organization committed to the preservation of historic properties in Monroe County.  It is free and open to the public on the last Saturday of most months.  For more information, call BRI at 812-336-0909 or visit the site on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Hinkle-Garton Farmstead