Office Location:
14 North 3rd Street
Lafayette, Indiana 47902

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1354
Lafayette, Indiana 47902

About Us

1. What is the Wabash Valley Trust for Historic Preservation and what is our mission?

Established in 1973, the Wabash Valley Trust for Historic Preservation is 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 effect 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 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.

2. What kind of leaf is in the logo?

It 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).

3. What programs does the Trust facilitate?

Johanna Downie Award
Silk Purse Award
Plaque Program
Endangered Structures List
Preservation Education
Arnold Preservation Library
Garden and Home Tours
Neighborhood Advocacy

4. How long do Board of Trust members' terms last?

Members of the Board of Trust serve terms of either two or three years.