Rome Indiana Courthouse

Who has Helped

Who Has Helped

Grants for the Rome Courthouse

The generosity of many public and private donors has helped us in the 2022 roof replacement, as well as with ongoing maintenance of the building and update of its furnishings:


OCRA (Indiana’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs)

With the assistance of the Indiana Region 15 Planning Commission, we received a federally funded grant to develop a sustainable long-term plan for the building’s restoration. This plan consists of three phases: exterior, interior, and a new addition with ADA-compliant restrooms and a catering kitchen.


Community Foundation of Perry County

The Community Foundation awarded a grant for the replacement of a critically needed damaged beam.


Indiana Historical Society Heritage Support Project Grant

  1. A $50,000 Heritage Support Grant from the Indiana Historical Society specifically targeted the replacement of the roof and chimneys. This grant was made possible by Lilly Endowment, Inc.The roof replacement is part of a larger project that includes new gutters, new downspouts, and cupola and masonry work. The total cost of this larger project is in excess of $100,000. Together with individual donors, Friends of the 1818 Rome Courthouse, Inc., is providing the additional funds. The roofing contract was awarded to Helming Brothers, Inc., of Jasper, and construction began in March 2022.


  1. An IHS Heritage Support mini-grant for website development, provided by the Indiana Historical Society and made possible by Lilly Endowment, Inc.


Southern Indiana Power

Two Operation Round Up grants were provided through Sirec Community Trust: One for new tables and another for a heating unit on the main level.



Additional Contributors

Tell City Regional Arts Association

Grant Match Donors

Generous givers to Friends of the 1818 Rome Courthouse, Inc.


Individual contributors generously gave tens of thousands of dollars to jumpstart our renovations and make it possible to apply for grants. Many of these people are even making repeat donations to ensure our continued success. Our appreciation knows no bounds.

Donors to the Rome Courthouse

Never in the history of the Rome Courthouse has there been such an outpouring of business community support for our events!

All Kinds of Scrap, Inc.


Barge Inn

Behind the Times Bakery

Bill and Dave’s Smokin’ Pit

Bliss Artisan

Bandon Bar and Grill

Big Tales Fishing Supplies

Blue Heron

C & J Firearms

Cash Waggner and Associates


Dairy Queen


Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Derby General Store

Derby Market

Derby Tavern

E & E Sporting Goods

Farm Bureau Insurance


Feed The Giant

Fiedler Family Farm – (Jim and Mimi Fiedler)

Fiesta Grande

Firehouse Printing

First Class Services

Fischer Furniture

French Lick Resort

German American Bank

Guillaume’s Store

Hedinger Beverage

James Family Farm – (Larry and Marlene James)

Home Mutual Insurance

Huber Funeral Homes

Iron Gate Pizza

Katrina’s Upscale Resale

Long John Silver’s

Los Amigos


Noble’s IGA

Olive Garden

Orscheln Farm and Home

Papa John’s 

Patio Steak House

Radio Shack


St. Benedict’s Brew Works

Small Town Java


The Pour Haus

Thunderbolt Ridge Farms – Aaron and Sally Mosby

Tractor Supply Co.

Ubelhor & Sons Insurance




V’s Sweet Treats – Valerie Cole