Indiana Statehood Day

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Fourth Grade Student Essay Competition

Hoosier Bicentennial and Beyond

The Indiana Statehouse Tour Office in conjunction with the Indiana Center for the Book and the Indiana State Library hosted an essay competition to commemorate Indiana Statehood Day 2016, a celebration of Indiana's 200th birthday!

This year's theme was Hoosier Bicentennial and Beyond! Winners of the essay contest were honored at the Statehood Day Celebration at one of four participating locations on December 9, 2016.

Essay Contest Winner

1st Place
Jillian Stemler

Eastridge Academy
New Albany, IN
Essay | Bicentennial Travels

For additional information about the essay contest visit the Indiana State Library website. 

Indiana Statehood Day Celebration

On Dec. 11, 1816 Indiana was admitted as the 19th state to join the Union.2015 Statehood Day Celebration

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