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? Marcella Gruelle of Indianapolis created the Raggedy Ann doll in 1914.
Did you Know? Sung annually during the opening ceremonies of the Indianapolis 500 race over Memorial Day weekend, "Back Home Again In Indiana" is perhaps the best-known song about Indiana.
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? Many Mennonite and Amish live on the farmland of Northeastern Indiana. One of the United States largest Mennonite congregations is in Berne. Amish ordnung (rules) restrict such things as the driving of cars and the use electricity.
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.

Community Involvement

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"
November 8 -
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Lafayette Country Club
"The Blue and Gray Ball"
November 8 -
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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
November 14 -
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Vincennes University - Student Union Building
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Bicentennial Brown Bag Lunch & Discussion
November 19 -
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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
November 22 -
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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
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Get Involved in Your Community

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566 towns and cities have the opportunity to bring a bicentennial element to their local festivals and programs! 2016 is the ideal moment in history to showcase the best of Indiana heritage and Hoosier living. Be a part of Indiana history – get involved in your community today!

Across the state, Hoosiers are excited as the Bicentennial celebration builds momentum.

Check back here as festivals and other activities become endorsed Indiana Bicentennial projects and programs.

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To learn more the Bicentennial Legacy Project Application for Endorsement click here. 

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.
In communities across the state, many people are excited and ready to honor our state’s history. Together, we can celebrate in a way that engages all residents, past and present.
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 Bicentennial 2016.
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