At year's end, December is a time for reflection and celebration. With the Indiana bicentennial project 200@200 coming to a close this month, there is no better time to commemorate past milestones.
From the United States centennial in 1876 to the Fort Wayne bicentennial in 1994, the Indiana bicentennial follows in a line of events honoring the 100, 150, and 200-year anniversaries of our nation, state, and city.
Here's to another 200 years of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and the United States!
Thanks for celebrating Indiana's 200th birthday with us and be sure to check out the preceding 11 installments of our bicentennial project, 200@200, if you haven't already!
What is 200@200?
As Indiana embarks on its bicentennial anniversary and reflects on past challenges, successes, and opportunities, we too reflect on 200 years of our part of Indiana. How has Fort Wayne changed? What have we discovered? What will we take with us into the next century?
The 200@200 project 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. Each month highlights a different historical theme and presents 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 is featured in a virtual exhibit and in person at the History Center.
The History Center is honored to share that 200@200 was 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.