IDNR awards county three grants

Indiana’s Dept. of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology has awarded more than $350,000 in grant money to 12 projects in nine Indiana communities. The grants, which total $379,839 in federal funds, will be matched by $327,012 in local and private funds for a total projected investment of $706,851.

Hamilton County has been awarded three projects for a total of $130,433, including:

Hamilton County: Ball State University received a grant for $49,981 to conduct a Phase I survey of approximately 600 acres of agricultural land and apply a new method of soil phosphate analysis to explore settlement patterns, resources management strategies and the dynamics of culture contact during the Late Prehistoric period in Hamilton County.

Hamilton County: The Archaeological Survey of IPFW received a $45,952 grant to assist with two weeks of a public archaeology program during Indiana Archaeology Month in September and six weeks of on-site field school investigations by IPFW in Strawtown Koteewi Park in Hamilton County.

Noblesville: The Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau received a $34,500 grant to assist with exterior rehabilitation of the c. 1849 Judge Stone House in Noblesville.

For additional information on each project, visit www.dnr.IN.gov/historic/7396.htm.