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Governor Mike Pence welcomes students to the 2013 Statehood Day CelebrationHoosier Bicentennial Logo

Hoosier Bicentennial Celebrations

Essay Contest

How do you plan on celebrating the Bicentennial of Indiana?

The Indiana State House Tour Office in conjunction with the Indiana Center for the Book and the Indiana State Library hosts an essay competition to commemorate Indiana Statehood Day, a celebration of Indiana’s birthday.

For additional information about the essay contest visit the Indiana State Library website.  

Indiana Statehood Day Celebration

Inviting 4th grade students to the celebration2015 Statehood Day Celebration

On December 11, 1816, Indiana was admitted as the 19th state to join the Union. On Friday, December 11, 2015 downtown Indianapolis came  alive with many opportunities for 4th grade groups to celebrate Indiana’s 199th birthday.

Statehood Day Celebration Information | (.pdf) 

2015 Statehood DayVideo of Events