Students representing all parts of Indiana gathered in Madison for a youth summit to study the area's role in Indiana history - especially the Georgetown District along Walnut Street.

In all, 48 students, eight teachers and six program staff from National Park Service, National Underground Rail Road, Indiana Freedom Trails, Indiana DNR, Indiana Landmarks and National Trust attended the weekend event.

Students had many tasks to perform during the summit, from answering questions about the area's role pre-Civil War to how to market the area now.

Many Madison organizations also were involved. Participating were, the Visitor's Center, Madison Main Street Program, Eleutherian College, Jefferson County Historical Society, Madison Trolley and Historic Madison, Inc. 

HMI, the Walnut Street Initiative, and Walnut Street Fire Company hosted the entire group all day in the Georgetown District. 

Individuals participating in the event included, Rhonda Deeg, John Staicer, Anne Fairchild, Connie Partington, Camille Fife, Dennis Jorgenson, Frank Taff,  and Charlotte Hubbs.