Indiana Bicentennial

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Indiana is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and the events and people who made its statehood possible.  

Earlier this month, WBOI's Katy Anderson spoke with Jim Corridan, Director and State Archivist for the Indiana Archives and Records Administration. They talked about a founding father who recently was discovered to be buried in Fort Wayne, and why the state wants to find and commemorate the resting places of Indiana's founding fathers. 

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ACRES Land Trust is celebrating the Hoosier State’s 200th birthday with a project that they hope will impact the region for the next 200 years.

Courtesy / Indiana Bicentennial Commission

Indiana is gearing up for a celebration of its 200-year history, and former Congressman Lee Hamilton says the upcoming bicentennial party can’t just be about the state’s past, but also about its future.  He helped announce the creation of the Bicentennial Visioning Project on Friday.

Hamilton – who co-chairs the Indiana Bicentennial Commission – says he wants the state’s Bicentennial Celebration to be about trying to make Indiana’s future a better one.