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.
Indiana’s past and present are worth celebrating. Where we live and work, in communities all around Indiana, Hoosiers are encouraged to highlight the best of Indiana for our 2016 Bicentennial celebration.
There are abundant opportunities for local and regional Bicentennial celebrations, projects and programs to reflect upon 200 years of progress with genuine Hoosier pride and ingenuity.
To promote and support these community projects and programs, the Commission is accepting Applications for Endorsement, upon approval those projects will become official Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Projects.
For a list of endorsed Bicentennial Legacy Projects, click here.
To complete an Application for Endorsement, click here.
Bicentennial Nature Trust (BNT) is a program to acquire land for conservation and recreation to leave as a perpetual gift to all Hoosiers as part of the Bicentennial Celebration in 2016
This statewide effort honors a tradition of conservation established 100 years ago with the creation of the Indiana State Park system. The state identified $20 million to fund the BNT, to which the Lilly Endowment generously added a $10 million grant.
92-County Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is a momentous event designed to honor and celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial, engage Hoosiers at home and worldwide, deepen Indiana pride, and create a legacy for future generations.
Statewide, Hoosier communities will be able to connect as “One Indiana” with the passing of the torch – a symbol of hope to ignite our future - 200 years of even greater prosperity and progress!
Look for more news about the Torch Relay late 2014.