Come to the Crossroads – INLHA Spring Gathering

Please join us for the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association Spring Gathering on Saturday, May 16, 2015 – from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, at the Marshall County Museum & Historic Crossroads Center, 123 N. Michigan St, Plymouth, IN – $12.00 includes lunch and tours.
Michigan St Plymouth 1947
Join us at the intersection of the Lincoln Highway and the Historic Michigan Road/Dixie Highway for a walking tour of downtown led by Kurt Garner, box lunch, INLHA Annual Meeting, silent auction, and tours of the Marshall County Museum’s Crossroads Center and Train Room with working model trains. Hear updates on INLHA projects, the Corridor Management Plan, and the 2015 LHA Conference in Ann Arbor/Detroit, and participate in the election of officers.

Cost for the day is $12 which includes lunch and tours. Reservation deadline is May 11 – you can download the registration form here:
http://indianalincolnhighway.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Come-to-the-Crossroads2.pdf

You can also pay the $12 via the PayPal donation link on our homepage:
http://indianalincolnhighway.org/
And e-mail your registration information to:
lincolnhighwayassoc.office@yahoo.com

Agenda:
• Before 9:30 – Visit Plymouth Farmers Market (optional)
• 9:30 – 10:00 – Gather at the Marshall County Museum ~ refreshments, browse silent auction items
• 10:00 – 11:30 – Guided walking tour of downtown Plymouth led by Kurt Garner
• 11:30 – 12:30 – Box lunch at the Museum
• 12:30 – 1:00 – Visit Train Room display of running model trains
• 1:00 – 2:30 – INLHA Annual Meeting ~ INLHA Updates, election of officers, silent auction
• 2:30 – 3:30 – Tour Historic Crossroads displays and other Museum exhibits

We encourage you to bring an item for the silent auction, and drive your vintage car for display. Questions? Call 574-210-6278.

 

Corridor Management Plan – Community Engagement Meetings

The IndiaLincoln Highway SIGN v4na Lincoln Highway Association has contracted with Abonmarche, a South Bend consulting firm, to help us craft a Corridor Management Plan for both alignments of the Lincoln Highway Byway in Indiana. We plan to have the document completed by the end of 2016. A big part of developing the Corridor Management Plan will be community meetings, open to the public, to review the history of our BYWAY designation, give an update on our status and activities today, followed by open dialogue in small groups to discuss such things as preservation targets, tourism opportunities, educational needs, signage, and more. Below is the schedule for those meetings in May and early June. We want to get these dates on your calendars and hope you will attend one or more of these meetings as your schedule allows.

Tuesday, May 26 – 5:00-7:00 EDT – Fort Wayne
Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Wednesday, May 27 – 5:00-7:00 EDT – Goshen
Goshen Chamber of Commerce, 232 S. Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526

Thursday, May 28 – 11:30-1:30 EDT – South Bend
History Museum, 201 S. Chapin, South Bend, IN 46601

Thursday, May 28 – 5:00-7:00 CDT – La Porte
La Porte Library, 904 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, IN 46350

Monday, June 1 – 11:30-1:30 CDT – Dyer
Dyer Historical Society Museum, One Town Square, Dyer, IN 46311

Tuesday, June 2  – 5:00-7:00 EDT – Warsaw
Center Lake Pavilion, 119 E. Canal Street, Warsaw, IN 46580

Wednesday, June 3 – 5:00-7:00 EDT – Plymouth
Marshall County Historical Society Museum, 123 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth, IN 46563

We hope that those living or working in cities like Columbia City, Ligonier, Elkhart, Mishawaka, New Carlisle, Valparaiso and more can attend one of these meetings as they are intended to be regional in nature. We truly value the input of each of you (and your friends/contacts) so please come and participate.