Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

This year, the entire state of Indiana will be celebrating 200 years of progress and the history of Indiana. As Hoosiers we will honor our past through celebrations, art projects and a state-wide Torch Relay. Follow the Bicentennial updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Indiana Bicentennial Flag

BICENTENNIAL EXHIBIT

Discover stories of the people, industries and history of northwest Indiana during the 200 Years Along the South Shore exhibit, a Bicentennial Legacy Project. 

Lake County Bicentennial Bison

BISON-TENNIAL DESIGN

Felix "Flex" Maldonado was chosen as the artist to create Lake County's bison for the State's Bison-tennial project. The bison was unveiled on July 21, 2016.

Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Projects

LOCAL LEGACY PROJECTS

Bicentennial Legacy Projects are endorsed programs and events that reflect on Indiana's 200 years of progress. Find all of the projects through the link below.

Torch Relay

TORCH RELAY

Patterned after the Olympic Torch Relay, Indiana's Torch will pass through all 92 counties over a five week period.
Lake County Torch Bearers
Torch Relay App

The Bicentennial Experience

MOBILE HISTORY

Visit the Bicentennial Experience, a mobile unit about Indiana traveling throughout the state during the torch relay. The exhibit will be on display October 10, from 10am to 2pm, at County Line Orchard.  

Indiana Bicentennial Hoosier Hoopla Munster

LEGACY EVENTS

Do you have an event that would highlight the history of Indiana's 200 year legacy? Submit your event to the state's Bicentennial Commission. Events will be posted to the their site here if approved.

 

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