The Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission 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 the Hamilton County Community Foundation, 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 The historical content based on these themes will educate the public about history topics that even long-time citizens might not be aware of.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 in February 2023 (date to be determined) 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. 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, as well as lead sponsor Duke Energy, allows the Bicentennial to bring this project to the public.