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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Legacy Projects > Happy Birthday James Whitcomb Riley and Indiana Party Happy Birthday James Whitcomb Riley and Indiana Party

Come celebrate the 167th birthday of the Hoosier Poet, James Whitcomb Riley, and the 200th birthday of the State of Indiana – at Mr. Riley’s birthday party! The event will be on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 2p.m. at the James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home in Greenfield. There will be free birthday cake for everyone in attendance, and the Greenfield Community Choir will entertain Mr. Riley and his guests with a selection of songs from great Hoosier composers as well as Mr. Riley’s poem set to music – “The Prayer Perfect”. Mr. Riley will be at his home in Greenfield to greet and to entertain with a few of his noted selections including his poem, “Indiana” in honor of the state’s 200th birthday.

  • Organization: Riley Old Home Society
  • County: Hancock
  • Contact: Bridette Cook Jones
  • Type: Non-Profit
  • Project Number: IBC-CI-163
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