ABOUT THE WABASH VALLEY TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION 

Established in Lafayette, Indiana in 1973, we are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a unified effort to educate and encourage interest in the heritage and architecture in the Wabash Valley area. We subscribe to preservation in the broadest sense, encompassing quality of life issues that affect the environment, urban districts, neighborhoods, and rural areas.

 

Just as the built environment did not evolve overnight, preservation planning takes long range vision. Not only is the Trust involved in current community issues, we work hard to influence the long range future of preservation in Lafayette, Indiana and the Wabash Valley area. We have programs to educate residents on the importance of preservation. We are building networks here in our community along with state and national leaders as we strive to preserve our quality of life. Members of the Board of Trust will have the opportunity to serve a two or three year term.


 

THE TRUST FACILITATES THE FOLLOWING:


Plaque Program
Endangered Structures List
Preservation Education
Garden and Home Tours
Neighborhood Advocacy


THE WABASH VALLEY TRUST LOGO

Our logo is a sycamore leaf. Sycamore trees are the largest among Indiana's native trees, sometimes growing to heights of over 100 feet. The sycamore is a symbol of strength and age and is a member of the planet's oldest clan of trees (Platanaceae). You can see the leaf on the plaques we award. 



PLAQUE STRUCTURES

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Darcy Allen – President

Shawna is the owner/operator of Eclectic Hair Salon located in a building that was originally a horse drawn firehouse in West Lafayette.  Shawna has served on the board since 2010 and served on the Preservation, Programs and Events and Executive committees. A Lafayette native, she is drawn to the local history and architecture especially the restoration of her historic home.

Matthew Weller - Vice President

As a Lafayette native, Matthew fell in love with Lafayette’s many historic buildings as a young child, and he has been learning the history behind these remarkable buildings ever since. Matthew is interested in the stories that old buildings have to tell, as well as the character and vibrancy that historic buildings being to our community.

Shawna McCully - Treasurer

Shawna is a lifelong resident of Lafayette.  She has always loved history and architecture. Shawna is also serves on Lafayette’s Historic Preservation Commission.

Susan Schechter - Secretary

has renovated two historic downtown buildings.

Rene Hariri

 

Meg Shaw

Meg is a Behavior Analyst at LittleStar ABA Therapy. She is a native to Lafayette, and enjoys living in a house that was built in 1910. She is fascinated with historic Lafayette, and is interested in the preservation of historic buildings in the community.

Jacky Ralph

is a West Lafayette native who is very interested in the preservation of our Historic Architectural Community.

Ashley Watson - Social Media Coordinator

Ashley works in communications and studies rhetoric at Purdue University. She is also an independent folklorist who enjoys researching local history and historic structures.

Chelsie Hopkins - Social Media Coordinator

 

Wabash Valley Trust   |   P.O. Box 1354, Lafayette, IN 47905  |   Phone: (765) 420-0268


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