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Bicentennial Commission approves projects

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2015

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission held its September meeting at the Lake County Public Library on Friday, September 18. There were more than fifty Legacy Projects approved this round, two of which are in Huntington County.

Hoosier History Happenings will celebrate Indiana’s part in the making of this great country. It will also encourage and enlighten the Huntington County community through inspiring stories of historical residents, ranging from Native Americans to Abraham Lincoln. The program is a series of six lectures, put on by Friends of the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library that will feature first-person narratives, re-enactors and local historians.

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library is also celebrating 200 years of reading as part of the Bicentennial celebration, with the “200 Club.” Participants are encouraged to either read 200 books or read 200 hours during 2016. There will be monthly rewards and the program will finish with an Indiana birthday party on December 12, 2016.

For more information on these events please visit, www.andrews.lib.in.us/friends-of-the-library/.

If your organization would like to create a Legacy Project for the Bicentennial, please contact your local county coordinator, Steve Kimmel, at skimmel@huntington-chamber.com. Legacy Project applications are considered for approval at every meeting of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.