Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Indiana Historical Marker

In February I submitted an application to the Indiana Historical Bureau for an historical marker for Ligonier's 1889 Ahavas Sholom Temple building. The marker would be a big step in getting the State of Indiana to recognize the historical cultural and religious tolerance in Northern Indiana and to help preserve the building for generations to come. The application process is complicated and involves three steps. 
  1. Intent to Apply
  2. Detailed application and proof of funding
  3. Indiana Historical Marker in front of the
    Noble County Courthouse
  4. Historical research
We are currently in the middle of step two and I am brainstorming ways of locating the $2,050 needed for the marker. The marker seems like the perfect thing to fundraise for: it is permanent, it makes a lasting impression, it creates a media buzz, it helps to preserve the building, it is eye-catching, and it tells the story (in brief) about the building to passersby, the list goes on and on. If anyone has any ideas about ways to fundraise for this unique historical marker, please don't hesitate to send me an email. The deadline to complete step two is August 12th! 

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