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.
Businesses, nonprofits, schools, libraries, retirement communities, and any organization with an indoor space capable of housing the exhibit for one week are eligible to host.
Funded by Hamilton County Community Foundation, an affiliate of CICF, the traveling exhibit
will include two 8-by-8-foot, one-sided, free-standing panels with educational and historical
information about Hamilton County’s history. A team of local historians will produce the exhibit content, and a local graphic designer will design it.
The exhibit will encompass all five themes of the 2023 Bicentennial: Art, Diversity/Inclusion,
Education, Historic Preservation, and Parks/Environment. The historical content based on these themes will educate the public about history topics that even long-time citizens might not be aware of.
The exhibit will have an opening reception on February 17th, 2023 at 6pm at the Collaboration Hub (11810 Technology Dr, Fishers, IN 46038) and will run from March through the end of October. Each host will receive the exhibit for one week, Saturday to Saturday; pickup and drop-off are to be arranged with the host.
Potential hosts are encouraged to view and sign up online for an exhibition date:
www.hamcoturns200.com/traveling-exhibit. Exhibition dates are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis. The deadline for sign-up is October 1, 2022.
The Bicentennial aims to create valuable, context-driven conversations about Hamilton County history through this exhibit. The support provided by the Hamilton County Community Foundation, an affiliate of CICF, as well as lead sponsor Duke Energy, allows the Bicentennial to bring this project to the public.
About the Hamilton County Bicentennial
The Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission was established by the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners as the official oversight agency for the upcoming 200th anniversary of the county in 2023. It will do so in partnership with the Hamilton County Historical Society and Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. For more information, visit hamcoturns200.com.