Monday, May 5, 2008

Changes in Indiana Cemetery Preservation Laws

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology (DHPA) will host a series of meetings around the state to discuss changes to Indiana laws involving archaeology and cemetery preservation. These new laws will go into effect in July. The meetings will also be an opportunity to discuss a proposed rule change related to non-scientific probing in cemeteries.

These meetings are open to the public, and no reservations are required. All times are local:

  • Greencastle: May 15 – Putnam County Public Library (103 E. Poplar St.), 6 pm

  • New Castle: May 22 – Henry County Community Foundation (700 S. Memorial Dr.), 7 pm

  • Corydon: May 29 – Harrison County Community Foundation (1523 Foundation Way), 7 pm

  • Warsaw: June 10 – Munson Building (216 N. Lake St.), 6 pm

  • Princeton: June 12 - Princeton Public Library (124 S. Hart St.), 6 pm

  • Fort Wayne: June 14 – Cinema Center (347 E. Berry St.), 9 am

  • Columbus: June 14 - Jewell-Rittman Funeral Home (3855 25th St.), 3 pm

  • Lafayette: July 28 – Tippecanoe County Public Library (627 South St.), 6:30 pm

To learn more about the event, contact the Jeannie Regan-Dinius, Cemetery and Burial Ground Registry Coordinator for the DHPA, at (317) 234-1268.

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