The Society meets four times a year. Our Winter Gathering is early in the year and just for members to meet up and talk about what we did over the winter. Our other three meetings involve visiting bridges and other nearby historical sites, as well as voting and discussing Society business.
The 2023 meeting sites have been determined and the dates are now set. As more information becomes available, it will be added below. The Fall Meeting may change as details are worked out.
Winter Gathering of the ICBS
Our Winter Gathering will be on February 19, 2023.
We will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22nd at the Guilford Covered Bridge. Once we are done with taking photos, we will travel to the Dearborn County Historical Society (508 West High Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025) for a visit and our business meeting. Once we are done, we will head to lunch at the Lawrenceburger Restaurant (334 Front St, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025). We will eat and up next is the George Street Bridge.
The Laughery Creek Bridge is next. After we visit this bridge, we will go to Madison, IN and tour the Lanier Mansion.
After the Lanier Mansion, we will head over to Clifty Falls State Park Inn for dinner. You can also stay at the Inn for the evening or find other accommodations back in Lawrenceburg or Madison.
Our Sunday travels begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Otter Creek Covered Bridge. We will then travel to the Finks Road Stone Bridge. After stopping at the stone bridge, we will travel over to the Busching Covered Bridge.
After the Busching Covered Bridge, our next stop will be lunch at the Crossroads Family Restaurant (615 US 50, Versailles, IN 47042).
When we are done enjoying lunch, we will make our final stop at the North Fork Big Graham Creek Stone Bridge. This will end our tour for Sunday.
I will provide specific driving directions at the beginning of our tour. For those that cannot make the start of the tour, please let me know. I can e-mail the driving directions to you.
Hope you will join us!
Please RSVP as soon as possible so I can have a head count for dinner reservations.
Summer Meeting of the ICBS
Our Summer meeting will be June 3rd 2023. Saturday we will tour the Jefferson Proving Grounds to see the iron and stone bridges that are not usually available to the public. After the tour, we will gather at another location to have our meeting and celebrate our 60th anniversary. Dinner will be at Linda's Log Cabin in North Vernon. John and Colleen Murray will host this tour.
Fall Meeting of the ICBS
Our Fall meeting will be October 14th and 15th. It will be a two day tour in Jackson and Lawrence counties. Some of the group will spend Saturday at the Medora Goes Pink festival the ICBS booth. We will tour on Sunday in Lawrence County. This tour will be hosted by Greg and Teresa McDuffee. More details will be posted as they become available.