history http://wboi.org en Remembering the Past To Help the Future http://wboi.org/post/remembering-past-help-future <p>May is National Historic Preservation Month.&nbsp; This is the month when federal, state, and local governments, non-profits, and other organizations engage in a special effort to instill pride in our histories, promote heritage tourism, and show the economic and social benefits of historic preservation.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:05:34 +0000 Andrew Downs 29799 at http://wboi.org Remembering the Past To Help the Future Covered Bridges Disappearing, But Still Community Centerpieces http://wboi.org/post/covered-bridges-disappearing-still-community-centerpieces <p>In the 1800's, an estimated 400 to 500 wooden covered bridges dotted the Hoosier landscape.</p><p></p><p>As you might expect, time and progress have taken a toll, and now just 90 such structures remain.</p><p></p><p>To take a look at the history and significance of the covered bridge, WBOI Arts Producer Julia Meek sat down with&nbsp;Ron Branson,&nbsp;founder of the <a href="http://www.countyhistory.com/">Indiana County History Preservation Society</a>, and author of "Covered Bridges of Indiana.”</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:28:44 +0000 Sean Bueter 22010 at http://wboi.org