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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

Legacy Projects > Bicentennial Torch History Celebration Bicentennial Torch History Celebration

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On Friday, September 23, 2016, the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will be coming to Johnson County. The communities of Johnson County are coming together to host a festival to celebrate the Indiana Bicentennial. At the festival, you will find a celebration of History! This space is shared by the Johnson County Museum of History, the Johnson County Public Library, the Greenwood Public Library and Franklin College. Come learn about history, have a fun time, and you might even get transported back in time!

Q&A with Legacy Project Coordinator David Pfeiffer

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

  • Bringing together the Johnson County Museum, Johnson County Public Library, the Greenwood Public Library, and Franklin College and getting these organizations to successfully collaborate on this project.

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

  • Our location had a front row seat for the torch making the last leg of the relay into Franklin.

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

  • The museum has digitally saved photographs from that evening. We also are the permanent home of the county's Bison-tennial bison, so we have made a small exhibit out of that material.

Total number of volunteers who participated.

  • 15

Estimated total attendance.

  • 223

Committee Members

  • Ann Alexander, Johnson County Public Library
  • Valerie Moore, Greenwood Public Library
  • Dr. Meredith Clark-Wiltz, Franklin College

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