ENRICHING MADISON'S FUTURE BY VALUING ITS PAST SINCE 1960

Historic Madison,  Inc. (HMI) is an award-winning non-profit historic preservation organization playing a key role in the preservation, restoration, education, and development of the Madison, Indiana National Historic Landmark District


July & August Tour Schedule 

Closures or changes in the schedule occur on July 19 and on August 2, 16, & 17.  Please click the link below for further details or call the office.  


Learn how to preserve and protect your old home from the experts - those who do the work. This five-session program will look at masonry, wall coverings and paint, trim and moldings, window repairs, and landscaping to fit your historic neighborhood.


Schedule: 

July 2 - Masonry with Sam Anderson 

July 9 - Wall Coverings & Paint with Marva Hereford & David Cart

July 16 - Trim & Moldings with Sonny Ash

July 23 - Window Basics with Marcus Prince 

July 30 - Landscaping with Cookie Block 


Each session will take place at a Historic Madison, Inc. property and run from 6:30-8:30 on Tuesday evening. 


HMI members receive a discount.  There is an additional discount of $5 a session if you participate in more than one session.   


Session Price for One Session

$30 - Non-Members 

$25 - Members 


Session price for two or more sessions:

$25 per session - non-members

$20 per session - HMI members 

Tickets are available now via the link below. 

2023 Reindollar Award Winner

The 2023 award went to The Chandler Hotel. The award recognizes a project, led by two brave entrepreneurs, who have invested over one million dollars into a property many might consider otherwise unremarkable and not deserving of such an investment. The result has been nothing less than amazing. The Chandler Hotel is an upscale boutique hotel tucked into the heart of Madison’s historic district created out of the bones of a 10,000-square-foot former storage building, which was also once used for manufacturing, bottling, and other purposes.  Matt & Dan Chandler had a vision that this building would be the perfect place to create a small, beautifully designed, lodging place with all the amenities one would expect to see in a much larger community. This project with its focus on hospitality and preservation is very much in the spirit of Dotti Reindollar.



Walking Tours Are Back!  

Join us on one of the following dates: July 20, Aug. 3, Aug. 17, Sept. 7, Sept. 21, or Oct. 19.

The tours start at the north end of the Broadway Fountain. You can meet a guide for a tour. Each tour lasts about 60-90 minutes and is approximately 3/4 of a mile distance. This is a great program for kids and adults. No pre-registration is required. We hope to see you on a tour soon! Please contact us at 812-265-2967 if you have any questions.

The Shrewsbury-Windle House was on recently featured on the Magnolia Network Show "In With The Old." HMI's Executive Director welcomed the Beck's to the Shrewsbury-Windle House as they began their rehabilitation of a building on Main Street.  Check out Season 5, Episode 5 to see the Shrewsbury-Windle House and learn more about the Beck's project.  

You can watch the episode with a subscription to Discovery+ here: 

2023 Association of Midwest Museums Innovative Leadership Award Virtual Event Recording

Jessica Spiess, Director of Programs with HMI, received the 2023 Association of Midwest Museums Innovative Leadership Award in July 2023.  As part of the celebration, John Staicer, Executive Director and President of HMI, and Jessica got together for a discussion about how innovation happens at HMI and what those innovations look like day-to-day and long-term.  Watch the recorded video to learn more! 

Explore the Schroeder Saddletree Factory Virtually!


Mark your calendars now for the 2025 HMI Annual Preservation Gala! 

Festivities will take place on Friday, June 6 from 6 to 9 PM at the Shrewsbury-Windle House.  


We will announce the theme soon, so check back for more info! 





Discover Indiana is a statewide public history project that brings cultural and historical information to public through a website that is full of tours and stories crisscrossing the state.  HMI curated a Madison tour through a collaboration with IUPUI, Indiana's Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, and the Indiana Historical Society.  Click the link below to explore the tour! 


2023 Annual Report Slides Coming Soon

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John Staicer

President & Executive Director, hmi@historicmadisoninc.com

Historic Madison, Inc.

301 West Second Street

Madison, IN 47250

(812) 265-2967   https://www.historicmadisoninc.com