Join Carol for this beautiful and educational two-day trip to southern Indiana. Limestone is Indiana’s legacy. From the Empire State Building to the Federal Triangle to Chicago’s Lakeshore Drive residences, Indiana limestone graces countless numbers of monuments and buildings across the United States. It is the premier building stone, a geological cousin to marble.
Carol's ancestors emigrated from Carrara, Italy, (famous for its white marble) and settled in Indiana, finding work in carving Indiana limestone. She takes groups to the marble quarries in Italy and also to limestone quarries in Indiana, sharing with you a story of stone that will profoundly change how you see architecture and sculpture.
The Tour Includes:
- Guided Architectural walking tour of the Indiana University Campus
- Visit to Greenhill Cemetery, a tribute to stone carvers
- Visit to a Stone Mill to see firsthand this fascinating process
- Private viewing of photographic collection recently discovered that is a visual tour of architectural limestone projects across America for the past 100 years, including Chicago’s Art Institute
- Limestone Symposium – an outdoor venue that gathers carvers and sculptors from across the USA. See live demonstrations of stone carving
- Walking tour of Italian stone carvers’ works in and around Bedford
Costs and Details
- $200 per person
- Van Transportation included and will be arranged
- Morning pick up at a central location in Indianapolis
- Lunch and Snacks are included
- Bloomington downtown hotel and dinner: You are responsible for making reservations and paying for your accommodations and dinner
- Admissions and others fees included
- Return to central location in Indianapolis
- Group is limited to 12 persons. The June dates are to be determined.