Did you Know? As of May 2013, there are over 553,000 Bicentennial License plates on the road in 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 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? 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? More than 100 species of trees are native to Indiana. Before the pioneer's arrive more than 80% of Indiana was covered with forest. Now only 17% of the state is considered forested.
Did you Know? In 1887, Indiana scorched under a heat wave. 40 teams of horses delivered 125 tons of ice each day.

Commission Announces Bicentennial Projects

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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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

Commission Announces Bicentennial Projects

 March 4, 2014 InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission has unveiled its first officially-endorsed legacy projects. The efforts include an Abraham Lincoln Discovery Trail in Spencer County and renovations at the Indiana War Memorial Museum in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis, Ind. — The Indiana Bicentennial Commission today announced the first round of officially endorsed legacy projects.

“We were impressed by the first round of applications we received, but weren’t surprised to see such great things happening in our communities across the state,” said Ellen Rosenthal, President and CEO of Conner Prairie and chair of the Indiana Bicentennial Endorsement Committee.

Legacy Projects are generated by community members and endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission on a quarterly basis. These projects strive to leave a lasting legacy in honor of Indiana’s Bicentennial in 2016. Legacy projects are deemed open and accessible to the public, fundable (without Commission support) and achievable as an impactful contribution to Indiana’s legacy.

Projects and partners include the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, a new trail honoring President Abraham Lincoln in Spencer County and an Indiana poetry book engaging all 92 counties, just to name a few.

Projects must meet at least one of the following goals or characteristics: culturally inclusive; creates a legacy for the future; celebratory; and/or engages and inspires youth and young adults.

A full list of endorsed Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Projects can be found at: www.indiana2016.org. A downloadable application can also be found on the website.

Recently launched, www.indiana2016.org is the official Indiana Bicentennial website. On the website, meet commission members, follow the progress of key Bicentennial focuses, learn about state-wide events and help “Celebrate history, Ignite the future.”

About the 2016 Indiana Bicentennial Commission (IBC)

In December 2011, former Governor Mitch Daniels appointed a fifteen member commission, chaired by former Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and former Congressman Lee Hamilton, to oversee the planning and execution of a statewide celebration for Indiana’s 200th birthday. 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. The commission will encourage each community in Indiana to take part in this unique celebration. First Lady Karen Pence serves as the official Bicentennial Ambassador.

Source: Indiana Bicentennial Commission

http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?id=63990

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