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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Legacy Projects > Down in Old Corydon Down in Old Corydon

Old Corydon

“Down in Old Corydon” focuses on Corydon, Indiana during the Capital Period providing a compilation of documents, songs, descriptions, maps, commentaries, sketches, photographs, newspaper articles and other period information about the significant events that occurred in Corydon prior to 1825. The project includes publications of high quality 64 pages booklets highlighting the Who? What? When? Where? And Why? of Corydon including writing of Indiana’s Constitution territorial and first state capital status, early legislatures and many other events. The booklets will be available for public distribution as are public presentations introducing audiences and groups to the significant “doings” Down in Old Corydon.

Q&A with Legacy Project Coordinator Karen Schwartz

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

  • Down in Old Corydon provided essential information about the significance of historic Corydon during the Capital Period (1816-1825.)

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

  • Sharing Old Corydon information about the significance of historic Corydon during the Capital Period (1816-1825.)

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

  • Down in Old Corydon booklets have been donated to local and state libraries. Down in Old Corydon presentations have been archived in the Fred Porter Griffin Center for History and Genealogy.

Total number of volunteers who participated.

  • 5

Estimated total attendance.

  • 2,000+

Photo of Down in Old Corydon

Karen and Mike PenceRake and Fork

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