Allen County Legacy Projects approved


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News release from the Indiana Bicentennial Commission:

Bicentennial Commission approves Allen County Legacy Projects

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind., (February 29, 2016) – The Indiana Bicentennial Commission held its February meeting at the Indiana State Museum on Feb. 19. The board approved 144 Legacy Projects this round, with several in Allen County. The statewide total stands at 1,058 projects.

Approved projects in Allen County include:

  • The 30th Annual Civil War Reenactors Inc. will hold their annual 1860s-era ball in honor of the bicentennial. The ball will celebrate the culture, manners and entertainment of the past and the social traditions and people that contributed to Indiana’s development.
  • “1816” is a student-produced motion picture showcasing Indiana’s 200 years of history. The film will include stories of racial and religious groups and heighten awareness of Indiana’s history and what it means to be a Hoosier.
  • Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will offer a trolley tour in downtown Fort Wayne, designed to inspire interest in local history and honor the sacrifices made by our forebears.
  • Huntertown Heritage Days Celebrates Indiana Bicentennial
  • Friends of the Parks’ planting of 200 native trees
  • Breaking a Guinness world record for most simultaneous Scrabble games
  • Birding at Fox Island County Park
  • North Anthony Home and Garden Tour
  • Stockbridge Audubon Society’s Big Year of 200 Species of Birds

More information about these events can be found at If your organization would like to create a Legacy Project for the Bicentennial, please contact your local county coordinator, Curt Witcher, at Legacy Project applications are considered for approval at every meeting of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.


About the Indiana Bicentennial Commission
The Indiana Bicentennial Commission is a 15-member body, chaired by Becky Skillman and Lee Hamilton, charged with overseeing the planning and execution of a statewide celebration for Indiana’s 200th birthday. First Lady Karen Pence serves as official Bicentennial Ambassador. Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial celebration aims to honor our state’s 200 years of history, but do so in a way that engages all 6.5 million Hoosiers and leaves a lasting legacy for future generations. The commission encourages every community in Indiana to take part in this unique celebration.

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