The Indianapolis Discover Our Shared Heritage travel itinerary was produced by the National Park Service's Heritage Education Services and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology in partnership with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. The Indianapolis travel itinerary is based primarily on registration information on historic places in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks collections. These archives are kept at 1201 Eye Street, NW, Washington, DC and are open to the public.
The itinerary was conceptualized, written, and most photographs were taken by Paul Diebold, Senior Architectural Historian, Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology and edited and managed by Carol Shull, Chief, Heritage Education Services, National Park Service with the assistance of Beth Boland, Heritage Education Services. Hyejung Kwon, a graduate student completing her Masters of Tourism Administration (MTA) at George Washington University’s School of Business, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, designed the computer template and programmed the online itinerary as the practicum for her MTA. Michelle Farley, graduate student in Historic Preservation at the University of Maryland, College Park, did the final corrections and programming with the assistance of Cynthia Jarrin, graduate student in Public History at American University.
The itinerary was produced with the support of Jon Smith, Assistant Associate Director for Heritage Preservation Services; Bryan Mitchell, Chief, Heritage Preservation Services; Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks; and Richard O’Connor, Chief, Historical Documentation Programs. Shannon Davis, National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers contractor, assigned to the NPS Battlefield Protection Program under Paul Hawke, and Jeff Joeckel of the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks staff provided advice and assistance in the development of the itinerary. Deidre McCarthy of NPS's Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems, Historical Documentation Programs under John Knoerl provided training, advice, and access to Geographic Information System maps used in the itinerary.
Thank you to the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana; Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission; Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.; Indiana Historical Society; Indianapolis Public Schools; April Wood and Suzie Elliott at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; and the Irvington Historical Society for their contributions and assistance. M. Teresa Baer, Paula Corpuz, and Rachel Popma of the Indiana Historical Society proofread the itinerary and suggested editorial revisions. Steve Kennedy, Amy Walker, Jeannie Regan-Dinius and the staff of the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology provided support and editing advice. Thanks also to the people of Indianapolis for sharing their historic places.
Photos for homepage and menu banners, all courtesy of the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, unless otherwise noted. Homepage, in order of appearance: James Allison Mansion; Indiana World War Memorial Plaza Monument Historic District; a house in Oliver Johnson's Woods Historic District; main gate of Crown Hill Cemetery; street scene in Massachusetts Ave. Historic District; houses in Ransom Place Historic District; Indiana Statehouse; Jeff Ward, 2001 Indianapolis 500; Garfield Park; and a bridge in Meridian Park. Essay pages menu, left to right: a house in the North Meridian Street Historic District; the Governor Oliver Morton Monument at the Indiana Statehouse; the Murat Shrine Building in the Massachusetts Avenue Historic District. Individual sites pages menu, left to right: the Benton House in the Irvington Historic District; Indiana World War Memorial in University Park; the interior of City Market.