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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Legacy Projects > 200 Years Along the Wabash 200 Years Along the Wabash

We propose to celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial by highlighting the rich historical and future significance surrounding the Wabash River and its tributaries. We propose a culturally inclusive grassroots approach, modeled after the very successful 2013 Year of the River initiative organized by Art Spaces of Terre Haute. Community events ranging from walks and boat tours to historical re-enactments and poetry readings will create an enduring appreciation for our rivers.

Our Bicentennial project highlights the historical and ongoing importance of the Wabash River system in our progression toward Statehood. The Wabash River valley encompasses about 2/3 of Indiana’s land area and was a key factor in both Native American and European settlement of the area. Many rivers and streams still bear names that reflect this rich history and, today, our rivers and streams are still strongly associated with our sense of place.

  • Organization: Banks of the Wabash
  • County: Wabash
  • Contact: Rae Schnapp 765-714-4829
  • Type: Non-profit
  • Project Number: IBC-HC-9
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