A professional narrator, photographer, and a performer of song and story, Glory-June Greiff is a public historian and preservation activist who has written approximately eighty successful nominations to the National Register of Historic Places around the state. In the early 1990s she served as statewide director of Indiana’s Save Outdoor Sculpture! (SOS!) survey. A native of Hudson Lake in northern Indiana, Glory earned a B.S. in Radio-Television/English from Butler University and worked several years on the air in radio; she holds a master’s degree in Public History from Indiana University.
Among her specialties are transportation history (especially old roads and highways), projects of the New Deal, outdoor sculpture, and the history of parks.
Recent books include People, Parks, and Perceptions: A History and Appreciation of Indiana State Parks and Remembrance, Faith, and Fancy: Outdoor Public Sculpture in Indiana. Currently Glory is working on a book incorporating the letters of her parents, who met while both were serving in the Navy in World War II, tentatively titled Dear Muggs . . . Love, Cuddles.
With her theatrical background, she portrays historical characters and is widely known for her first-person presentation of Gene Stratton-Porter. Glory also combines history, music, and storytelling in a presentation called Songs My Mother Sang: A World War II Tribute.
Glory loves nothing more than to wander the old highways and byways in search of wonder, which is often in her own backyard.
Trish Logan sent me the link to your blog. I’m a transplanted Hoosier. I live in the north of Scotland now. I love your notion of wandering old highways and byways, which is something that I do as eagerly here as I did back in Indiana.