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Indiana bicentennial project, website unveiled

Statement as issued Wednesday by the commission:

Indianapolis, IN –The Indiana Bicentennial Commission today launched an endorsement process to promote and support external legacy projects across the state.

Bicentennial Legacy Projects are those generated by community partners and organizations and approved by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission through an endorsement process.

“From the day we were tasked to lead this important project, we have encouraged communities and groups from across the state to think about ways they can contribute to our state’s Bicentennial. These projects will strive to leave a lasting legacy in honor of Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial,” said former Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, former Congressman Lee Hamilton and First Lady Karen Pence in a joint statement.

Projects are required to meet one of the following criteria: Culturally inclusive; Creating a legacy for the future; Celebratory; and Engaging and inspiring to youth and young adults.

For those interested in Legacy Projects that commemorate Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial in the years leading up to and during 2016, visit A downloadable application can be found on the website.

Recently launched, is the official Indiana Bicentennial website. On the website, meet commission members, follow the progress of key Bicentennial focuses, learn about state-wide events and help “Celebrate history, Ignite the future.”

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