The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association office has moved down the street:

The Indiana Chapter has moved a few blocks west to a small office space in the 1885 Romanesque mansion built by South Bend business leader William Kizer, listed in the 1915 LH Road Guide as the St. Joseph County Consul.  While the interior is being renovated by Indiana Landmarks, who will use this as their Northern Regional Office, we are in the carriage house behind the home.  The INLHA took over the space in the Remedy Building when the LHA National Office was closed in 2008. The replica LH concrete post that was planted during the LHA National Office Dedication on April 21, 2007, will be removed and stored until it can be installed at an appropriate site along the 1928 alignment. The new INLHA address is 801 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601.  Bev Gillespie continues as the volunteer office manager.

Indiana Volkssport Association’s Lincoln Highway walking events

The Indiana Volkssport Association (Hoosier Hikers) will be sponsoring two walking events along the Lincoln Highway:

  • Sunday, October 20, 2013 in South Bend, IN  – Veteran’s Memorial Park
    Click here for more info:

    The map-guided and unmarked Volksmarch routes mostly make use of sidewalks and designated trails in the Cities of South Bend and Mishawaka. The routes will be focused on the banks of the Saint Joseph River and the Lincoln Highway.

The unmarked Volksmarch routes are mostly flat, shaded and makes use of city sidewalks and designated trails within the City of LaPorte. The routes will be oriented on the route taken by the Lincoln Highway through LaPorte prior to 1926 and historic neighborhoods.

Each walk will be available in 5, 10 & 13 km lengths.

For additional information contact:
Robert Buzolich
(574) 339-9140


Lincoln Highway Centennial Programs in South Bend

The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association, in cooperation with the Studebaker National Museum and the Center for History, continue the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Highway by presenting two events during the week of September 29. Each talk will be held at 1:30 p.m. EDT in the Wiekamp Auditorium, and are funded in part by a grant from Indiana Humanities with the support of the National Endowment of the Humanities.

Sunday, September 29 – Carl Fisher, The Lincoln Highway, and the Evolution of the Highway System in America
Author and Historian Dennis Horvath, presenter, with Professional Actor Jeff Kuehl portraying Carl Fisher
This talk will show how the Lincoln Highway served as a model of the evolution of the highway system in America and cover the evolution of travel from rural roads to improved federal highways in the early part of the twentieth century. “Carl Fisher” will be on hand to describe his vision for the first coast-to-coast rock highway.

Cost: free with admission to the Studebaker National Museum ($8 adults, $6.50 senior, $5 children over six, free for SNM members and children five and under)

Wednesday, October 2 – Insights in History – Competitive Spirits: Celebrating 100 Years of the Lincoln Highway
South Bend native and Lincoln Highway historian, Bill Arick, Presenter
This talk will introduce the founders of the Lincoln Highway. It will also explore the many connections between South Bend and the Lincoln Highway. Included will be a tour of the exhibit, The Lincoln Highway: Centennial Reflections.

Cost: $3.00 regular, $1.00 CFH members – reservations required by September 30. Phone (574) 235-9664

Complete information including presenter biographies are available on this pdf file:

New tour brochure highlights South Bend history

From Indiana Landmarks Northern Regional Office – September 2012 Monthly News:

A new heritage tour in South Bend highlights the legacy of several titans of industry who influenced the city’s history and development. The just-released Studebaker Bendix Heritage Trail brochure guides participants on a 13-site tour of churches, homes, and factories associated with some of South Bend’s most prominent businessmen and their families. Download the brochure (click here for a pdf file), or request a copy by contacting Todd Zeiger, 574-232-4534,

Indiana Lincoln Highway Adventure coming this July 21

On July 21, explore the historic Lincoln Highway Byway’s 1913 route through St. Joseph, Elkhart, and Noble Counties during Indiana Landmarks’ Lincoln Highway Adventure and Moveable Feast. The Adventure is a partnership of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association and Indiana Landmarks.

Follow the highway east from South Bend through scenic landscapes; explore historic sites, and enjoy dining and shopping in towns along the route, including Mishawaka, Elkhart, Goshen, Ligonier, Kimmell, and Wolf Lake.

End the day in Ligonier, where the Movable Feast showcases landmarks including the 1889 Ahavas Sholom Temple, 1899 Solomon Mier House, 1839 Stone’s Trace Historic Site, 1879 Kimmell House, and 1930 Luckey Hospital Museum.

Each registered vehicle will receive an Adventure Bag with a dash plaque, discount coupons, and Adventure Passport Booklet containing information about sites along the route with by turn-by-turn directions. Check in via FourSquare or stay connected through your other favorite social media during the Adventure. The Lincoln Highway Adventure welcomes families, car clubs and caravans.

For more information, contact Indiana Landmarks’ Northern Regional Office, 574-232-4534 or

Buy tickets to the Adventure and the Movable Feast online at:

Indiana Lincoln Highway Adventure

Festivals in Indiana Lincoln Highway Towns – 2012

As you tour the Indiana Lincoln Highway this summer and fall be sure to check out one of the many festivals taking place:

Columbia City
August 10-12, Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow,

Fort Wayne
July 13-21, Three River Festival,
September 15-16, Johnny Appleseed Festival,

June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2-3, and December 7, First Fridays – Downtown,
July 20-28, Elkhart County 4-H Fair,

La Porte
July 15-21, La Porte County Fair,

August 31-September 3, Marshmallow Festival,
September 8-9, Stone’s Trace Pioneer Festival,
October 1-31, Pumpkin Fantasyland,

New Carlisle
July 27-29, New Carlisle Home Town Days,

August 31-September 3, Marshall County Blueberry Festival,  www.blueberryfestival.orgCentennial Park, Plymouth Site of the Blueberry Festival, on the Dixie Highway just north of the Lincoln Highway     Intersection

South Bend
June 9, Blues and Ribs Festival – Downtown,
July 20-21, South Bend College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival,

September 8, Valparaiso Popcorn Festival,

September 21-23, Wanatah Scarecrow Festival,

June 9, Northern Indiana Lakes Festival,
July 9-14, Kosciusko County Community Fair,

September 28-30, Westville Pumpkin Festival,

2012 Indiana Travel Map

The Indiana Lincoln Highway Byway is one of the featured trails in the new 2012 Indiana Travel Map. You can get a free copy of the map at many locations across the state including County Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs), Interstate rest areas, or directly from the the State’s VisitIndiana website. Order one here:

The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association would like to thank the following partners for their generous donations which enabled the Indiana Lincoln Highway Byway to be included in this map: