News release from the History Center:
History Center Announces Bicentennial Project 200@200
(January 19, 2016) – 200@200 is a celebration of Fort Wayne’s legacy of progress throughout Indiana’s 200 years of history. Using artifacts from the museum’s collection of 28,000 objects, the History Center will tell 200 unique stories of Fort Wayne’s role in the 200 years of Indiana’s statehood throughout the 2016 bicentennial year.
Throughout 2016, a different historical theme will be highlighted each month, presenting a collective mosaic of the community’s shared past and present, commemorating the progress, growth, and creativity of the “Summit City.” Each month’s theme will be featured in a virtual exhibit and in person at the History Center.
The inaugural exhibit, 200@200 – Iconic Fort Wayne, is now open at the History Center and at www.fwhistorycenter.com. February’s exhibit, 200@200 – Contention for the Confluence, will open February 1 both online and at the museum.
The History Center is honored to share that 200@200 has been endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission as an official Legacy Project. WANE serves as the project’s media sponsor. Stop by the History Center to view these artifacts in person during 2016.