Cupps Chapel in Franklin County Indiana


A Fieldworker’s Tale: the Architecture & History of the Whitewater River Valley

Come learn about the folk architecture of Franklin County Indiana! Traditional Arts Indiana is excited to host a special lecture by nationally known vernacular architecture scholar Thomas Carter. On Friday April 20 at 7pm, Carter will present a entertaining and informative lecture about his years of studying the vernacular architecture of Indiana’s White River Valley.  This evening talk is free and open to the public and will take place at the Brookville Depot Building at the Whitewater Gateway Park,  in Metamora, IN.

Thomas Carter in Franklin County Indiana

Then, on Saturday, April 21, Carter will lead a day-long workshop (10am-4pm) on documenting and learning from old buildings.  Participants will learn to record a house with photographs and measured drawings. Students will learn about making site plans, floor plans, details, and elevations. No artistic talent is necessary. Tape measure and drawing boards provided. Preregistration for the workshop is required. To sign up contact Jeff Kuehl at the Columbus area Arts Council: (812) 376-2535;

The lecture and workshop is made possible by the generous support of the Cornelius O’Brien Lecture Series, with technical assistance from the Columbus Area Arts Council, and Historic Metamora, Inc.


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