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? 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? 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? Tomato juice was first served at a French Lick, Indiana, hotel in 1925 and the first tomato juice factory was also in French Lick, 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.
Did you Know? As of May 2013, there are over 553,000 Bicentennial License plates on the road in Indiana.

Nature Conservation

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. 25 1885 Vice-President Thomas A. Hendricks dies while visiting Indianapolis. He had served as Congressman, U.S. Senator & IN Governor.
12:23 pm November 25, 2014

The Bicentennial Nature Trust

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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. Former Governor Mitch Daniels announced the Bicentennial Nature Trust (BNT) in his 2012 State of the State Address as a new statewide effort to honor Indiana’s 200th anniversary in 2016.

The BNT was created to preserve and protect important conservation and recreation areas throughout Indiana by matching donations of land or dollars. Property acquired with this fund will become part of the public trust to ensure that the land is protected for future generations of Hoosiers to use and enjoy.

The state has identified $20 million in state funding to support the BNT and the Lilly Endowment contributed an additional $10 million grant.

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Program Guidelines

The BNT is designed to encourage local participation, so each project requires a 1:1 match. The match could be provided by the Community Foundation, local non-profit or philanthropic organizations, private or corporate donors, or a bargain sale.

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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.
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’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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