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Bohlen Design: Four Generations of Indiana Architectural Prominence

October 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Cecilian Auditorium, Conservatory of Music

1 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

Free; donations will be appreciated.

Presented by the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC)

1 p.m.: slide presentation, 2:15 p.m.: building tour (EDT)

Enjoy an in-depth presentation on the architecture and architects of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Historic District (SMWHD), by noted scholar Dr. James Glass. Dr. Glass will discuss the Bohlens, Indiana’s oldest and longest-existing architectural firm, and highlight many of the buildings designed by them at the Woods. Participants will then personally tour the Woodland Inn, the Saint Anne Shell Chapel, SMWC Conservatory of Music, Le Fer Hall and the Rooney Library.

Admission to the lecture and tour are free; donations will be accepted.

Brunch tickets may be purchased in historic O’Shaughnessy Hall prior to the lecture for the specially discounted price for $15.50 for the event attendees.
For more information, call Jeanne Frost at 812-535-2952.

Other presentations in this series include:

  • Aug. 7 – Oct. 4, 2020 – Bohlen Design exhibit at Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute

This program is made possible through a Historic Preservation Education Grant from Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities; with additional support by the Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more information

Contact Providence Spirituality & Conference Center at 812-535-2952 or provctr@spsmw.org.

Facilitated by

Dr. James Glass

Dr. James Glass is architectural scholar and principal of Historic Preservation & Heritage Consulting LLC. He holds a Ph.D. in Architectural History and Historic Preservation Planning and an M.A. in the History of Urban Development from Cornell University. Dr. Glass is founding director of the Center for Historic Preservation at Ball State University. He has also served as director of the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology and as Indiana's Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer.

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