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? As of May 2013, there are over 553,000 Bicentennial License plates on the road in 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? 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? Garfield the Cat creator Jim Davis was born in Albany, Indiana.
Did you Know? Garfield the Cat creator Jim Davis was born in Albany, 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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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
12:25 pm November 19, 2014

The Bicentennial Nature Trust

Seedling

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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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 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.
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.
Indiana Bicentennial 2016.
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