Did you Know? Indiana's Madame C.J. Walker, became one of the first woman millionaires in the U.S.. She amassed a fortune after starting to sell her cosmetics door-to-door.
Did you Know? The first successful goldfish farm in the United States was opened in Martinsville in 1899.
Did you Know? Indiana was part of the huge Northwest Territory, which included present day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin, which were ceded to the United States by the British at the end of the Revolutionary war.
Did you Know? Ft. Wayne, Indiana's 2nd Largest city, had its beginnings in 1794, after the Battle of Fallen Timbers, when General "Mad Anthony" Wayne built Ft. Wayne on the site of a Miami Indian village.
Did you Know? Indiana became the 19th state on Dec. 11, 1816, when President James Madison signed the congressional resolution admitting Indiana to the Union.
Did you Know? The first successful goldfish farm in the United States was opened in Martinsville in 1899.

About the Commission

1816-2016

Indiana's 2016 Bicentennial celebration aims to honor our state’s 200 years of history, but do so in a modern way that engages all 6.5 million Hoosiers and leaves a lasting legacy for future generations.

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"The Blue and Gray Ball"
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Lafayette Country Club
"The Blue and Gray Ball"
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Lafayette Country Club
The Blue and Gray Ball
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Lafayette Country Club
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Indiana Bicentennial Commission Board Meeting
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Vincennes University - Student Union Building
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Bicentennial Brown Bag Lunch & Discussion
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Historic Madision - Grogan Hall, St. Michaels the Archangel
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Christmas of Yesteryear
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Hope Town Square
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FREE African Studies Association K-12 Teacher Workshop
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JW Marriott Hotel - Grand Ballroom 10
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Nov.19 1752 George Rogers Clark is born in VA. He becomes the "Conqueror of the Old NW," taking Vincennes from the British. @VisitKnoxCounty
12:25 pm November 19, 2014

In December 2011, former Governor Mitch Daniels appointed a fifteen member commission, chaired by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and former Congressman Lee Hamilton, to oversee the planning and execution of a statewide celebration for Indiana’s 200th birthday.

To learn more about a Commission member, click on his or her name below.

Meet The Commission:

Bicentennial Commission Meetings:

View Upcoming Meeting Dates
See Meeting Minutes

Meet The Staff:

Perry Hammock, Executive Director
phammock@indiana2016.in.gov

Rene’ Stanley, Director of Community Resources
EStanley@indiana2016.in.gov

Deborah Wezensky
Communications Coordinator
Executive Assistant
dwezensky@indiana2016.in.gov

 

As Indiana 2016 Bicentennial Commission leaders, we are privileged to play a role in a special time in our state’s history – our 200th birthday celebration. This statewide, grassroots bicentennial commemoration will strive to showcase the best of Indiana in 2016 and beyond.
In 1916, the State of Indiana authorized the creation of a state park system during the state’s centennial as a gift to the people of Indiana.
The state has identified $20 million in state funding to support the Bicentennial Nature Trust and the Lilly Endowment contributed an additional $10 million grant.
Indiana Bicentennial 2016.
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