Indiana Byways Conference November 4-5 in Metamora, Indiana

The Whitewater Canal National Scenic Byway is hosting this conference so the eight Indiana Byways can work together to “Increase Visitor Engagement along Your Byway.” Location is the historic depot at 19067 U.S. 52. (If this blog post is emailed to you and the link doesn’t work, just go to our website’s Blog / News page:)

There is no charge for attendance at the Conference, however reservations for Thursday evening’s dinner are required. Contact Candy Yurcak with Whitewater by
October 29th at .

A block of rooms has been reserved at Cobblestone Inn & Suites, 9135 S.R. 101 in Brookville (approximately 8 miles from the conference center). A reduced nightly rate
of $90.00 will be granted when making your reservation mentioning the Whitewater Canal Byway Association Conference on November 4 & 5.

Thursday’s agenda includes exploring the Whitewater Canal Byway, networking, and dinner. Friday offers many workshops, updates from each Byway, and concludes by 2:30.

A complete agenda is available as a downloadable PDF file here:

Join us for an October Outing

We invite you to the Fall Gathering of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association on October 30. Here are the details:  (If this blog post is emailed to you and the link doesn’t work, just go to our website’s Blog / News page:)

9:30 a.m. EDT – Meet at Historic New Carlisle Museum – 112 E. Michigan St. Ample parking is available in the lot behind the museum – the back door will be open.

9:30 – 10:45 EDT – Dana Groves, Director, will lead a tour of the Museum and give a presentation on New Carlisle history and recent historic preservation efforts. Guests may walk down the block to view the Lincoln Highway Kiosk and murals on downtown buildings.

10:45 – 11:00 EDT – Drive the LH to Jennie Rae’s Restaurant in nearby Rolling Prairie – 5201 E. US 20. This is the former Bob’s Bar-B-Q – check out the Bob’s memorabilia inside the restaurant.

11:15 – 1:30 EDT – Business meeting and lunch in a separate room at Jennie Rae’s. We will each order off the menu for lunch on our own. The business meeting will also be available on Zoom beginning at 11:15 EDT at this link:
or by phone by dialing 1-312-626-6799 and entering meeting ID 82739208933.

Agenda and background information will be provided in advance to expedite the meeting. There is no charge for this event, but we need to hear from each of you who will attend so we have an accurate count for the venues and can send you meeting
materials. Please register by October 27th by email, mail, or phone:
801 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601

FYI – Jennie Rae’s is on Central Daylight time. Times listed above are all EDT for consistency sake.

Fall Meeting in New Carlisle, Indiana

The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association will hold its Fall Meeting in New Carlisle, Indiana at the newly refurbished Historic New Carlisle on October 30, 2021 – 9:30 am EDT. It is located in the center of town now at 112. E. Michigan St. (the Lincoln Highway). Dana Groves will be our host as we take a peek at the interesting things they are doing around town and at their new digs! The business meeting and lunch will follow at Jennie Rae’s beginning at 11:00 and hopefully ending by 12:30-1:00 for departure. You will hear many more details later in the month…but mark your calendar and lets have some fun together!

Historic County Courthouses on the Indiana Lincoln Highway

Read about and see photographs of all the historic County Courthouses on or near the two routes of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Byway via a PDF file on our new Points of Interest web page:

Photograph below is of the Allen County Courthouse in Fort Wayne. All Courthouse photographs are courtesy of John Deacon.


New turn by turn guides available

Indiana Lincoln Highway Association President Jeff Blair created new detailed turn by turn road guides of the 1913 and 1928 routes of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Byway.
Separate guides are available for traveling east and west. The guides are divided by the related counties and include the mileage; historical markers, plaques and signs; and other recommended stops.

The four guides are available as PDF files on our Map / Directions web page here:

Encounter Elkhart at our Spring Event

We invite you to the Spring Gathering of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association on Saturday, June 12, 2021

8:45 a.m. EDT – Meet at the Lerner Theatre – 410 S. Main St.  Ample parking available.

9:00 – 10:00 Behind the Scenes Tour, including seeing and hearing the 1924 Kimball Pipe organ. $8

10:00 – 10:30 Drive to the Elkhart County Visitor Center for historical presentation, box lunch and our business meeting – 3421 Cassopolis St. (  Social distancing and masks required during the meeting.

10:30 – 11:30 Presentation by local historian Larry App on Elkhart history and preservation efforts.

11:30 – 12:00 Box lunch catered by Baker’s Nook. $12. Bottled water provided or bring your own soft beverage.

12:00 – 1:30 Annual Meeting  We will ZOOM the business meeting portion for all who wish to participate in that way rather than in person. The meeting ID through ZOOM and the Passcode will be provided to all who request it.   The business meeting will be completed by no later than 1:30. Agenda and background information will be provided in advance to expedite the meeting.  Here is the form for the meeting registration and lunch menu options:

Payment can be made by check or via PayPal by using the “Donation: button on our homepage. You can use the PayPal “Donate” button with a credit card even if you don’t have a PayPal account, Just include a comment on the PayPal site that the payment is for the meeting – thanks. We need to hear from each of you who will attend either in person or remotely. Please register by June 9.

Lincoln Highway Parade in downtown Elkhart – June 23, 1915