"German Heritage Day" with William L. Selm

  • 13 Aug 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

German Heritage Day

Eugene and Marilyn Glick
Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, August 13, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
(check-in begins at 9:00 a.m.)
Guest $20, IHS or Pal-Am members $15

German Heritage Day – August 13, 2016 Co-sponsored by: Indiana Chapter, Palatines to America & Indiana Historical Society

Featured Speaker: 

William L. Selm 

 Former historian for the Indiana Historic Preservation Commission



9:00 AM — 10:00 AM REGISTRATION and SOCIAL HOUR (Coffee and German Pastry) 

10:00 AM — 10:15 AM WELCOME

10:15 AM — 11:45 AM* LECTURE 1 — “Germans in the New World of Indiana” 

11:45 AM — 1:00 PM LUNCH (pre-ordered box lunch supplied by Hoaglin To Go)

1:00 PM — 2:30 PM * LECTURE 2 — “The Indiana Germans and the Building of Indiana”

William L. Selm is a fifth generation German-American from Franklin and Rush counties. He earned degrees in history and historic preservation and served as the last historian for the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission from 1983 to 1992. While at the IHPC he researched and wrote about hundreds of historic buildings. He has authored numerous National Register nominations for buildings and districts in Central Indiana, including Oldenburg, Downtown Terre Haute and Lockerbie Square. He researched, wrote and presented the successful National Historic Landmark nomination of the Athenaeum (Das Deutsche Haus) and co-authored the NHL nomination of the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Both are great German monuments in Indianapolis. Mr. Selm is the author of the 2008 Wegweiser, a Selfguided Tour of German-American Sites in Indianapolis; the exhibit Wegweiser: German Place Names in Indiana; and numerous entries into the 1994 Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. He is a cofounder of the Indiana German Heritage Society and the Athenaeum Foundation. Since 1988 he has been an adjunct faculty member of IUPUI, teaching Western Architectural History, Furniture History, and Indianapolis Architectural History.

Registration: $15.00 (Pal-Am or IHS Members) $20.00 non-members and ALL registrations after July 29th

Register online at www.indianahistory.org or call (317) 232-1882 for more information

Registration form and flyer can be found at www.palam.org - Chapter Indiana


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Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana


P.O. Box 7012

Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012


Society Email Address: wvgs@inwvgs.org

President: James Kane      Email: jjpkane@frontier.com

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