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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Bicentennial Expo

If you could visit the state of Indiana in one day, how would you do it? Why not during a visit to the Indiana State Museum’s Bicentennial Expo! On May 20th & 21st, the museum will be celebrating our state’s 200th birthday by showcasing what makes us great. From our history to highlighting our strives in culture, industry, agriculture and more, come show your Hoosier pride. Enjoy fun activities on the museum’s front lawn filled with exhibitors from various state businesses, organizations and universities. On Saturday, enjoy favorite Indiana food fare canal side. And don’t forget all of the fun performances and activities happening inside the museum, including special Bicentennial exhibitions. Come and celebrate at the museum that knows Indiana!

Q&A with Legacy Project Coordinator Joanna Hahn

What do you consider the key accomplishment of your Legacy Project?

  • This was a one-of-a-kind event at the Indiana State Museum, which was located
    outdoors on the museum's lawn May 20 and 21, 2016. The goal of the event was to
    showcase the great things that Indiana is known for. This was a kick-off event for many
    of the things the museum and our state historic sites were doing for the bicentennial

Describe a highlight or most memorable related to your Legacy Project.

  • Abraham Lincoln was a big hit with our students who visited on May 20. Many wanted
    photographs and a chance to ask him questions. Robots and atlatl throwing were the
    most popular activities for our visitors who came on May 21.

How/where are you preserving information and artifacts related to your Legacy Project?

  • The details regarding the event are archived at the Indiana State Museum.

Total number of volunteers who participated.

  • 70.

Estimated total attendance.

  • 2,000.

Photos of the Bicentennial Expo

Bicentennial Expo 1Bicentennial Expo 2

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