Dana Groves serves as the Executive Director of Historic New Carlisle, Inc. Her office is located in the local history museum at the Old Republic. Office hours are 8:30 am – 4:00 pm EST Monday through Friday. Dana has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public History from Western Michigan University. Dana previously worked for the statewide, preservation non-profit, Indiana Landmarks before being hired as Historic New Carlisle’s first paid staff person in 2004.

Dana performs the day-to-day duties, as well as provides tours of the Old Republic, gives presentations to school and community groups, coordinates fundraisers and events, and catalogs archival items. Dana would be happy to give you a tour of the Old Republic and museum. She is also available to assist you with research and loves to share local history information to 5th grade students who are working on their history fair projects. Contact her at (574) 654-3897 or by e-mail at