• Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Sarah Cole Halter

    NAME: Sarah Halter TITLE: Director of Public Programs  FOR: Indiana Medical History Museum SINCE? 2007 ORIGINALLY FROM? Indianapolis YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE?  A bit of everything really…programs, exhibits, human resources, collections management, research, tours…dusting and...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Marjorie Kienle

    I think of myself as a wife, mother, speech/language pathologist, preservationist, project manager and community volunteer. Since this information is for Historic Indianapolis.com, I will address my interests simply as a preservationist. I grew up...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Libby Cierzniak

    NAME: Libby Cierzniak TITLE: In my day job, I’m an attorney and a lobbyist. But in my free time, I write the Indianapolis Collected articles for HI and serve on the board of the Old...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Ramona Duncan-Huse

    NAME: Ramona Duncan-Huse TITLE: Senior Director, Conservation & Preservation Imaging FOR: Indiana Historical Society SINCE? I have held this particular title for 6 years but have been at the Indiana Historical Society for 32 years...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Phyllis Geeslin

    NAME: Phyllis Geeslin TITLE:  President & CEO   FOR: Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site SINCE? 1993 YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE? Operation of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site YOU WORK HOW MANY HOURS WEEKLY? 40+ PROJECT/S YOU ARE...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Benjamin Clark

    Benjamin Calrk and his wife, Sarah, in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral at Red Square in Moscow NAME: Benjamin Clark TITLE: Chief of Cultural Resources for DNR’s Division of State Parks and Reservoirs SINCE? I’ve...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Doria Lynch

    NAME: Doria Lynch TITLE: Court Historian and Administrative Specialist FOR: The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana SINCE? June 2006 ORIGINALLY FROM? Detroit, MI YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE? I wear many...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Mark Vopelak

    NAME: Mark Vopelak TITLE: Manuscripts and Rare Books Supervisor FOR: Indiana State Library SINCE? 2007 ORIGINALLY FROM? Groton, Connecticut YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE? Running the day to day operations of the Manuscript section which includes...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Jason S. Lantzer

    NAME: Jason S. Lantzer TITLE: Adjunct Professor of History  FOR: Butler University and IUPUI SINCE? Butler, 2007; IUPUI, 2004 ORIGINALLY FROM? Wakarusa, Indiana…the home of several RV factories and Nelson’s Golden Glow Chicken, nestled in...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Ray E. Boomhower

    NAME: Ray E. Boomhower TITLE: Senior Editor FOR: Indiana Historical Society Press SINCE? Started working at the Indiana Historical Society on May 26, 1987, as its public relations coordinator. Became editor of the IHS’s popular...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Bill Gulde

    NAME: Bill Gulde TITLE: Educator FOR: North Central High School SINCE? 1987 ORIGINALLY FROM? Rushville, Indiana YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE? I am an academic coordinator and history teacher. YOU WORK HOW MANY HOURS WEEKLY? Many!...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Suzanne Stanis

    NAME:  Suzanne Stanis TITLE: Director of Heritage Education and Information FOR: Indiana Landmarks SINCE? 1985 ORIGINALLY FROM? Born in Winterpark, FL but moved to Indianapolis at age 2 YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE? Developing entertaining, educational...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Raina Regan

    NAME: Raina Regan TITLE: Architectural Historian FOR: Indiana Army National Guard SINCE: June 2010 ORIGINALLY FROM: Fenton, Michigan, although I was born in Carnegie, Pennsylvania YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE: Widespread cultural resources management, including advising...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Marsh Davis

    NAME: Marsh Davis TITLE: President & CEO, Indiana Landmarks SINCE? 2006 ORIGINALLY FROM? Lake County, Indiana. YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE? Oversight of nation’s largest statewide historic preservation non-profit organization YOU WORK HOW MANY HOURS WEEKLY?...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Susan Sutton

    NAME:  Susan Sutton TITLE:  Coordinator, Visual Reference Services  FOR:  Indiana Historical Society SINCE?  1986 ORIGINALLY FROM? Indiana YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE? I help people find images of Indiana for a wide variety of projects. I...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Jeannie Regan-Dinius

    NAME: Jeannie Regan-Dinius TITLE: Director of Special Initiatives FOR: Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology SINCE? 2001 ORIGINALLY FROM? Born in Michigan, but grew up in Indianapolis YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE?...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Joan Hostetler

    NAME: Joan Hostetler TITLE: Owner OF: Heritage Photo & Research Services SINCE? 1998 ORIGINALLY FROM? Pierceton, a small town in Kosciusko County, Ind. YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE? My husband, John Harris, and I own a...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Glory-June Greiff

    NAME: Glory-June Greiff TITLE: Public Historian  FOR: Historian-at-Large SINCE? I’ve been working on history and preservation projects for 30 years. ORIGINALLY FROM? Michiana! YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE? Research, fieldwork, writing, photography, presentations, programs, first-person performances,...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: John Herbst

    NAME: John Herbst TITLE: President and CEO  FOR: Indiana Historical Society SINCE: August 2006 ORIGINALLY FROM? Haledon, New Jersey YOU WORK HOW MANY HOURS WEEKLY? 60 hours PROJECT/S YOU ARE MOST PROUD TO HAVE BEEN...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Meg Purnsley

    NAME: Meg Purnsley TITLE:  Sr. Architectural Reviewer   FOR: The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission, Department of Metropolitan Development, City of Indianapolis SINCE? 2000 ORIGINALLY FROM? Chicago, Illinois YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE? • I review applications for...

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