DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, IN. —The Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission would like to announce its lineup of grant-funded and community events for October 2023. Delaware Township, located in the southern part of Hamilton County and home to parts of Fishers and Conner Prairie, is being celebrated during October. You can see details and other events on our online calendar at www.hamcoturns200.com/events
Our traveling exhibit celebrates all five themes of the Bicentennial and showcases events, places, and people that you may not know about even if you’ve lived in Hamilton County your whole life! Get familiar with these stories and think about how they affect Hamilton County residents into the present and future. Contact each host location for information on open hours.
September 30 - October 13 Hobbs Station, Forest Park, Noblesville
October 13-20 Fishers Art Council Gallery at the Collaboration Hub, Fishers
FISHERS COMMUNICATOR NEWSPAPER RESEARCH
Online at https://fishershistory.com
The Fishers Historical Society houses a collection of the out-of-print Communicator, the newspaper for Fishers High School. Now for the first time, they have been digitized and copies given to local institutions in order to help researchers and viewers learn from these early resources. Check out the newspapers on their website and at the Indiana State Library!
TASTE OF HISTORY: BLIND TIGER BOOTLEGGERS
October 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Hamilton East Public Library - Fishers
Municipal Drive, Fishers
At the turn of the 20th century, prohibition was gaining traction across the United States. Join the staff of Hamilton East Public Library’s Indiana Room as they explore teetotalers and bootleggers from Hamilton County during the early 1900s. Find out who drove the political forces in Indiana to promote temperance across the state. Take a tipple from a Fishers brewery as you discover how local Hamilton County bootleggers operated outside of the system with their “blind tiger” establishments. Sign up on the library website.
FISHERS & HAMILTON COUNTY: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
October 13, 6-8 p.m.
Fishers Arts Council Gallery at the Collaboration Hub
Technology Drive, Fishers
In this exhibit, Fishers Arts Council partners with the Fishers Historical Society and area authors & artists to share images, artwork, and literature that highlights the history of small towns in Hamilton County, with an emphasis on Fishers, Indiana. The exhibit will be on display in the Collaboration Hub at the Hamilton County Community Foundation. Additional items, period photographs, and speakers will be present for our Second Friday Reception on October 13, so be sure to join us then! Open all through October, with a special reception on October 13, 6-8 p.m.
About the Bicentennial
The Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission was established by the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners as the official oversight agency for the 200th anniversary of the county in 2023. It will do so in partnership with the Hamilton County Historical Society, Hamilton County Tourism, Inc, and lead sponsor Duke Energy. For more information, visit hamcoturns200.com.