The Bicentennial celebration was created with these guiding principles in mind: 

We plan to celebrate… all 200 years of Hamilton County history (and beyond) in a complete, accurate way. 

We will reflect… on our past, celebrate our present, and build towards the future to make Hamilton County a better place for all people to live. 

We aim to represent… many different perspectives and raise all voices in celebration, not just the most visible ones. 

We strive to collaborate… and advocate for community through programming, publications, and promotion of our Bicentennial themes.


The Bicentennial is centered around the following five themes:


Diversity and Inclusion


Historic Preservation

Parks and Environment