Did you Know? Indiana produces more than 20 percent of the United States’ popcorn supply. In a typical year, almost half of all cropland in Indiana is planted in corn.
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? Santa Claus, Indiana, receives more than a half million “Dear Santa” letters at Christmas time every year. And Santa’s little helpers are sure to get them to the North Pole in time for Christmas.
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? The birthplace of the automobile, the pneumatic rubber tire, the aluminum casting process, stainless steel and the first push-button car radio was in Kokomo, Indiana.
Did you Know? Indiana has earned the nickname "Mother of Vice Presidents". There have been five men from Indiana who have been elected vice president: Schuyler Colfax, Thomas A. Hendricks, Charles W. Fairbanks, Thomas Marshall and Dan Quayle.

Events: You're Invited

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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Quilt Garden along the Heritage Trail
May 30 - October 1
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Shipshewana and Wakarusa
Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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The Indiana Bicentennial Train
October 2 - October 4
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday 4:00 pm Saturday
Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Indiana Bicentennial Commission Board Meeting
October 3 -
9:30 am Executive Session 10:00 am Public Meeting - 11:30 am
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
The Indiana Bicentennial Train
October 2 - October 4
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday 4:00 pm Saturday
Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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The Indiana Bicentennial Train
October 2 - October 4
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday 4:00 pm Saturday
Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Second Annual Madame C.J. Walker - Frederick Douglass Public Lecture and Workshop Series
October 9 - October 10
10:00 am Registration Thursday Oct. 9 9:15 am Welcome Friday Oct. 10 - 3:00 pm
* Thursday, October 9, at the Tower Ballroom of IUPUI’s Hine Hall (formerly the University Place Conference Center) * Friday, October 10, at the Jewel Center, 3333 N. Illinois Avenue
The Indiana Bicentennial Train
October 9 - October 11
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday 4:00 pm Saturday
Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Second Annual Madame C.J. Walker - Frederick Douglass Public Lecture and Workshop Series
October 9 - October 10
10:00 am Registration Thursday Oct. 9 9:15 am Welcome Friday Oct. 10 - 3:00 pm
* Thursday, October 9, at the Tower Ballroom of IUPUI’s Hine Hall (formerly the University Place Conference Center) * Friday, October 10, at the Jewel Center, 3333 N. Illinois Avenue
The Indiana Bicentennial Train
October 9 - October 11
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday 4:00 pm Saturday
Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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The Indiana Bicentennial Train
October 9 - October 11
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday 4:00 pm Saturday
Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Culver Fall Fest
October 17 - October 19
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Culver
Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Culver Fall Fest
October 17 - October 19
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Culver
Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Culver Fall Fest
October 17 - October 19
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Culver
Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair
October 25 -
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Downtown Indianapolis
Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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Main Street Productions/Westfield Playhouse
September 11 - December 10
Ist show of the season - Last show of 2016
Westfield Playhouse
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OCTOBER 24 1999 Market Square Arena closes in Indianapolis. It is demolished in 2001.
12:14 pm October 24, 2014
October 2014
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Thursday, October 2
October 2 - October 4
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday 4:00 pm Saturday
At Margaret Ave just west of Third Street
Terre Haute, IN
Explore Indiana History with A Free Four-Year Celebration of The State’s Bicentennial Visitors share ideas in a creative community space. Hands-on educational activities tied to the Indiana Academic Standards complement the exhibit. A pop-up market with Indiana...
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Friday, October 3
October 2 - October 4
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday 4:00 pm Saturday
At Margaret Ave just west of Third Street
Terre Haute, IN
Explore Indiana History with A Free Four-Year Celebration of The State’s Bicentennial Visitors share ideas in a creative community space. Hands-on educational activities tied to the Indiana Academic Standards complement the exhibit. A pop-up market with Indiana...
October 3 -
9:30 am Executive Session 10:00 am Public Meeting - 11:30 am
Indiana Bicentennial Commission
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
13400 Allisonville Road
Fishers, IN 46038
Meeting is open to the public. From Interstate 69, take exit 5 Get driving directions from Google Maps. Enter the Welcome Center, proceed to the 2nd floor reception desk. There are stairs and an elevator.
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Saturday, October 4
October 2 - October 4
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday 4:00 pm Saturday
At Margaret Ave just west of Third Street
Terre Haute, IN
Explore Indiana History with A Free Four-Year Celebration of The State’s Bicentennial Visitors share ideas in a creative community space. Hands-on educational activities tied to the Indiana Academic Standards complement the exhibit. A pop-up market with Indiana...
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Thursday, October 9
October 9 - October 11
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday 4:00 pm Saturday
From IN-135/County Road 300 West turn west onto State Road 144. Travel 0.4 miles and turn left onto East Harriman Avene. Travel 0.2 miles. Train parking will be on the right. Click here for directions.
Bargersville, IN
Explore Indiana History with A Free Four-Year Celebration of The State’s Bicentennial Visitors share ideas in a creative community space. Hands-on educational activities tied to the Indiana Academic Standards complement the exhibit. A pop-up market with Indiana...
October 9 - October 10
10:00 am Registration Thursday Oct. 9 9:15 am Welcome Friday Oct. 10 - 3:00 pm
Frederick Douglass Papers, IUPUI
* Thursday, October 9, at the Tower Ballroom of IUPUI’s Hine Hall (formerly the University Place Conference Center) * Friday, October 10, at the Jewel Center, 3333 N. Illinois Avenue
Indianapolis , IN
Second Annual Madame C.J. Walker – Frederick Douglass Public Lecture and Workshop Series The topic is Frederick Douglass’s The Heroic Slave and the American Revolutionary Tradition. There are two days of activities devoted to examining this often overlooked...
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Friday, October 10
October 9 - October 11
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday 4:00 pm Saturday
From IN-135/County Road 300 West turn west onto State Road 144. Travel 0.4 miles and turn left onto East Harriman Avene. Travel 0.2 miles. Train parking will be on the right. Click here for directions.
Bargersville, IN
Explore Indiana History with A Free Four-Year Celebration of The State’s Bicentennial Visitors share ideas in a creative community space. Hands-on educational activities tied to the Indiana Academic Standards complement the exhibit. A pop-up market with Indiana...
October 9 - October 10
10:00 am Registration Thursday Oct. 9 9:15 am Welcome Friday Oct. 10 - 3:00 pm
Frederick Douglass Papers, IUPUI
* Thursday, October 9, at the Tower Ballroom of IUPUI’s Hine Hall (formerly the University Place Conference Center) * Friday, October 10, at the Jewel Center, 3333 N. Illinois Avenue
Indianapolis , IN
Second Annual Madame C.J. Walker – Frederick Douglass Public Lecture and Workshop Series The topic is Frederick Douglass’s The Heroic Slave and the American Revolutionary Tradition. There are two days of activities devoted to examining this often overlooked...
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Saturday, October 11
October 9 - October 11
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday 4:00 pm Saturday
From IN-135/County Road 300 West turn west onto State Road 144. Travel 0.4 miles and turn left onto East Harriman Avene. Travel 0.2 miles. Train parking will be on the right. Click here for directions.
Bargersville, IN
Explore Indiana History with A Free Four-Year Celebration of The State’s Bicentennial Visitors share ideas in a creative community space. Hands-on educational activities tied to the Indiana Academic Standards complement the exhibit. A pop-up market with Indiana...
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Friday, October 17
October 17 - October 19
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Culver Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Culver
Jefferson and Main
Culver, IN 46511
Photo Booth * Chili Contest* I AM AN ARTIST * pet costume parade * pumpkin & face painting * HAUNTED HOUSE * HISTORY HAYRIDE * Culver Coffee Company Oktober Beer Garden* MOONLIGHT KAYAK & CANOE PADDLE ON LAKE MAXINKUCKEE * Marrionatte Show* SCARECROW CONTEST *...
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Saturday, October 18
October 17 - October 19
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Culver Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Culver
Jefferson and Main
Culver, IN 46511
Photo Booth * Chili Contest* I AM AN ARTIST * pet costume parade * pumpkin & face painting * HAUNTED HOUSE * HISTORY HAYRIDE * Culver Coffee Company Oktober Beer Garden* MOONLIGHT KAYAK & CANOE PADDLE ON LAKE MAXINKUCKEE * Marrionatte Show* SCARECROW CONTEST *...
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Sunday, October 19
October 17 - October 19
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Culver Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Culver
Jefferson and Main
Culver, IN 46511
Photo Booth * Chili Contest* I AM AN ARTIST * pet costume parade * pumpkin & face painting * HAUNTED HOUSE * HISTORY HAYRIDE * Culver Coffee Company Oktober Beer Garden* MOONLIGHT KAYAK & CANOE PADDLE ON LAKE MAXINKUCKEE * Marrionatte Show* SCARECROW CONTEST *...
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Saturday, October 25
October 25 -
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Indiana State Library
Downtown Indianapolis
615 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
The Indiana State Library will host the annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History fair in downtown Indianapolis. Admission is free and open to the general public. This year’s theme is “Haunted and Historic Indiana.”  Over 30 organizations and exhibitors will be...
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