Bicentennial News

Media Inquiries

CONTACT: Jessica Petty, Coordinator

Hamilton County Bicentennial 2023

coordinator@hamcoturns200.com

317-922-6120

Press Releases

Read the latest news and updates from the Hamilton County Bicentennial

HAMILTON COUNTY 2023 BICENTENNIAL OPENS WITH FREE EVENT

Carmel, Ind. — The Hamilton County Bicentennial opens the county’s 200th year with a free, family-friendly event at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2023, at the Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. Michael Feinstein, artistic director for the Center and founder of the Carmel-based Great American Songbook Foundation, will perform and emcee the program, which will include remarks from local dignitaries and engaging performances by area artistic talent. READ MORE

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INVITED TO BECOME BICENTENNIAL AMBASSADORS

Noblesville, Ind. — High school sophomores and juniors interested in history and community can apply to serve as Hamilton County Bicentennial Ambassadors through a new program sponsored by the 2023 Hamilton County Bicentennial Committee. Student ambassadors will serve as a bridge from the past to the future through conversation and public engagement from January through December 2023. READ MORE

HAMILTON COUNTY BICENTENNIAL SEEKS VOLUNTEER HOSTS FOR 2023 TRAVELING EXHIBIT

Noblesville, Ind. — The Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission, the governing body of the Bicentennial Celebration, is seeking exhibit hosts for its upcoming traveling exhibit in 2023. Becoming a host is free and allows local businesses and organizations to connect to Hamilton County’s 200th anniversary. READ MORE

DUKE ENERGY SPONSORSHIP WILL EXPAND BICENTENNIAL OUTREACH

Noblesville, Ind. — Duke Energy will serve as lead sponsor for Hamilton County’s upcoming 200th anniversary in 2023, the Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission announced. Financial support from the local energy company will provide dozens of grants to local non-profit community organizations to create outreach programs and activities related to the celebration. READ MORE

COMMUNITY MICRO-GRANT APPLICATION INFORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Noblesville, Ind. — Grant applications are now available to support public programs in 2023  that celebrate Hamilton County’s upcoming Bicentennial. Grant applications from non-profit organizations are due August 1, 2022, and approximately 25-40 micro-grants of $500 or less will be awarded later this year and distributed in 2023. READ MORE

BICENTENNIAL INFORMATION WORKSHOP SCHEDULED

Noblesville, Ind. — Local organizations interested in learning more about Hamilton County’s 2023 Bicentennial can attend one of three workshops scheduled this winter, both in person and virtually. The Hamilton County Bicentennial Workshops will include information on how to produce a program, how to become an officially sanctioned event, and how to apply for a micro-grant to support events in 2023 among other items. READ MORE

HAMILTON COUNTY BICENTENNIAL SEEKING BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS

Noblesville, Ind. — For Hamilton County’s bicentennial, happening in 2023, the Commission is capturing our history through Celebrating Hamilton County, Indiana: 200 Years of Change, a special edition book created by a team of volunteer writers, editors and historians. READ MORE

NEW WEBSITE A PORTAL TO HAMILTON COUNTY BICENTENNIAL 2023

Noblesville, Ind. — A new website will serve as an information portal about the upcoming Hamilton County 2023 Bicentennial, according to the Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission. Appointed by the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners, the 11-member Bicentennial Commission oversees the planning, documentation, and execution of the county’s 200th anniversary. READ MORE