Upcoming Events

Join us in remembering Nancy Hiller May 26

In this year’s annual Rosemary Miller Lecture Duncan Campbell remembers Nancy Hiller and her deep commitment to historic preservation, the written word, fine woodworking, and personal ethics. A stalwart member of the Bloomington community, Nancy’s advocacy, good humor, and personal touch were felt by everyone she met; and her writing, furniture, and model of ethical citizenship reached well beyond Bloomington. Few have done as much for preservation, or spread its word as far, but it was her readiness to so elegantly share her life’s work and intimate self-examination in her writing that truly set her apart. 

When: 6:00 p.m. on May 26, 2023

Where: In Person: Council Chambers at City Hall, 401 N Morton St., Room 115
Meeting ID: 958 5218 5508
Passcode: 082945

Presented by the City of Bloomington and its Historic Preservation Commission

Farmstead Open Day June 24

Bloomington Restorations, Inc. invites you to the monthly Museum Open Day at the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 24.

Featured for sale inside the main house will be the delightful cookbook, “Call to Lunch,” a collection of Daisy Hinkle-Garton’s recipes.   These historic recipes have been organized into categories of Sides, Salads and Dressing, Bread, Soup, Breakfast, Main Courses, Vegetarian, International, Dessert, Cookies and Candy. 

The new book on BRI’s affordable housing program, From Historic Ruins to Affordable Homes, Saving Bloomington’s Vintage Cottages will be offered for sale.

In addition, offered for sale will be maple syrup made at the Farmstead, as well as other maple sugar products supplied by the Indiana Maple Syrup Association. 

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: for more information.

The Farmstead, located at 2920 E. Tenth 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