Historic Madison Inc. Annual Meeting

The annual meeting covered many different topics.

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(Madison, IN) - Historic Madison, Inc. President John Staicer announced today at the Annual Meeting that Claire Slygh, a senior at Madison Consolidated High School, is the recipient of the 2024 John &amp: Maureen Galvin/HMI scholarship. The scholarship is awarded in honor of Galvin’s decades of community and preservation-related successes.

The non-profit agency also honored two long-time board members who stepped off the board. Molly Dodge joined the Board in 2010. Jill Wiest served on the board since 2013 and was a long-time Secretary and volunteer tour guide. Maria Grote was elected to join the HMI board of directors for a three-year term.

In other news from the HMI Annual Meeting, John Staicer reported the following 2023 highlights and accomplishments:

● HMI conducted a ground penetrating radar study of the yard surrounding its circa

1820 Jeremiah Sullivan House. The goal was to locate possible archaeological

remains before any necessary disturbance or excavation. Findings include a possible

filled cellar at the rear where the original north wing of the home once stood

● Completed major masonry restoration of the entire south-facing portion of St.


● Continued stained glass restoration at St. Michaels

● Designed and held new programs and restarted other programs delayed due to


● Community volunteers led tours for more than 5,000 visitors through HMI historic

properties during special programs and regular tours. Volunteers also gave free

architectural walking tours, researched, sorted and cataloged artifacts, and much more.

Staicer also reported on the organization’s other efforts in 2023 to enhance Madison’s quality of life through:

● A wide variety of outreach efforts, including the Jefferson County Tourism Association,

the Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes, Leadership Jefferson County

and more.

At the board meeting immediately after the Annual Meeting, the following officers were elected for one-year terms: Kevin Yancey, Chair; John Staicer, President; Lisa Cutshall, Vice-President; John Muessel, Treasurer; and, Jessica Butler, Secretary.

Staicer announced upcoming highlights for 2024, which include:

● HMI Museum properties, including the Shrewsbury-Windle House, the Dr. Hutchings

Office & Museum, Schroeder Saddletree Factory Museum, and Costigan House are open

for visitation. The Sullivan House will reopen in May. Days and hours vary – please

follow our social media or check our website for details. Group tours are welcome year-

round with reservations.

● Architecture Walking tours begin in May – see social media and website for details.

● Once a month tours of St. Michaels will begin in May - see social media and website for


● HMI Preservation Gala is set for June 7 at Shrewsbury-Windle House. More details

about this ticketed event will be available soon.

● Archicamp will once again take place in June

● A new Love Your Old House program for adults, based on Archicamp takes place this


● A new music event coming August 25 will take place in Shrewsbury-Windle House

● Special Chautauqua events will be held at the end of September

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