Upcoming Events


Parkitecture at Cascades: Building a Park Stone by Stone

Monday, Feb. 19, FAR Center for Contemporary Arts

6 P.M. MEMBER RECEPTION Please join your fellow BRI members for a reception featuring pizza, craft beer and wines. Free pizza, cash bar.

6:45 P.M. MEMBERSHIP MEETING President’s report, presentation of Preservation Awards, and election of officers and board members. Nominees for terms on the BRI Board of Directors are Mark Case, Olivia Dorfman, Marsha Harrington and Jan Sorby. The nominee for BRI President is Devin Blankenship, Vice President Pete Kinne, Treasurer Elizabeth Cox-Ash and Secretary Jan Sorby.

7:15 P.M. KEYNOTE LECTURE On Cascades Park’s 100th anniversary, join Ball State University Professor J. P. Hall for a talk about the park’s history and significance. Hall, who teaches historic preservation at Ball State, co-wrote the recent nomination for the park to be added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Please reserve your place at the reception by calling 812-336-0909 or by email, bri@bloomingtonrestorations.org  Non-members may enter after the reception.

Farmstead Open Day February 24

Bloomington Restorations, Inc. (BRI) invites you to the next Museum Open Day at the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead 1-4 p.m. Saturday, February 24.

 The Farmhouse will be open for tours.  Visitors may also visit the sugaring operations, learn about the maple syrup process, and explore its history.

Maple syrup made at the Farmstead, as well as maple cream, and maple sugar products supplied by the Indiana Maple Syrup Association will also be for sale.

The Hinkle-Garton Farmstead is sending a call out for Volunteers who might be interested in assisting with Farmstead tours. Tours are held on the last Saturday ofcertain months from 1-4 p.m. Volunteer duties include introducing visitors to the Farmstead history and acting 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/HinkleGartonFarmstead. .