Indiana Bicentennial_LogoThe Indiana Bicentennial Commission held its December meeting at the Indiana State Library on Statehood Day, Dec. 11, 2015. There were 190 Legacy Projects approved this round; 79 were submitted by the counties and 111 were submitted by the Indiana Arts Commission. Two of the approved projects are in Marshall County.

The Marshall County Blueberry Festival was a result of the “Picnic in the Park,” a Labor Day weekend celebration of Indiana’s Sesquicentennial in 1966. The annual festival will be celebrating both the 200th birthday of Indiana and the 50th birthday of the Festival by holding “Another Picnic in the Park.”

In 1913 Hoosier Carl Fisher and his fellow board members named the route from Times Square to San Francisco the Lincoln Highway. Both a northern original route and a later, shorter alignment ran through Indiana. The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association will place 170 signs marking the path of the two routes. Marshall is one of 11 counties that will receive signs. Travelers will enjoy the beauty of rural portions of the routes, explore the wonders of both small and large towns and villages along the routes, and begin to understand our heritage and roots in the tourism and auto industries.

If your organization would like to create a Legacy Project for the Bicentennial, please contact your local county coordinator, Corine Humes, 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 fifteen-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. to learn more about Indiana’s bicentennial history in the making.