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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Q&A with County Coordinator Jane Hammock

What do you consider the key accomplishment(s) of your county’s Bicentennial celebration?

  • Bicentennial Ball , Completed Torch Run, arrival of bison

What Legacy Project do you most like to tell people about, and why?

  • Time Capsule for 300th birthday, Baby Cap project

Describe a highlight or most memorable moment related to your county's Bicentennial celebration.

  • The arrival of our bison (finally) and stealing Mrs Pence's bison for our July 4th parade 2016.

How/where are you preserving information and artifacts related to your county's celebration?

  • Right now at historical society.

Total number of volunteers who participated

  • About 10 on committee. Baby cap project had over 100 knitters.

Estimated total attendance

  • About 100 people attended the Ball.

Estimated dollar amount raised (if applicable)

  • About $3,500.

Estimated dollar amount spent (if applicable)

  • All of it!

Boone County Legacy Projects

Photos of Boone County's Bicentennial Activities and Events

Boone County Bicentennial Home DecorationsUlen Bicentennial FlagBoone County Torchbearers

Boone County Facts

Boone County was formed on April 1, 1830, and named for frontiersman Daniel Boone.The county commissioners met near the center of the county on May 1, 1831 to identify a county seat, which by law had to be within 2 miles (3.2 km) of the county’s center; the city of Lebanon was selected to serve this purpose.

The county seat was named Lebanon because a stand of hickory trees on the site reminded one of the town’s commissioners of the Biblical cedars of Lebanon.

Donaldson's Chocolates are made the old-fashioned way, with fresh creamery butter, rich whole milk, pure cane sugar, top quality chocolate, and a lot of Hoosier pride. Zionsville is known for its shopping. Visitors to the town also enjoy walking or driving through the quaint Victorian-style village.

Wonderful chocolate is a distinctive feature of Boone County. Local, state, national, and international visitors have enjoyed the fine confections of Boone County’s three local chocolatiers: Donaldson’s Finer Chocolates in Lebanon; Ganache Chocolatier in Zionsville, which offers tours and pure enjoyment for the chocolate lover; and David Alan Chocolatier also in Lebanon, which is known for its sweet confections.

The Sullivan-Munce museum features a wide range of exhibits, events and programs to celebrate the culture of a historic town where the past is preserved and the future is embraced. The museum also provides historical and genealogy information about Boone County.Zionsville offers the P.H. Sullivan Munce Cultural Center and the Munce Art Center.

Thorntown has the Thorntown Heritage Museum and the Sugar Creek Art Center.

Lebanon visitors can tour the historic Cragun House at 404 W. Main Street.

County Seat: Lebanon
Year Organized: 1830
Square Miles: 422.91