The Indiana Bicentennial Forever Stamp is now here! The stamp, which was unveiled at a Statehouse ceremony, features a photo of a vivid sunset over a Kosciusko County cornfield taken by photographer Michael Matti.
The commemorative stamp is just a small piece of Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial Celebration to honor our state’s rich history and culture. In addition to statewide projects highlighting our 200 years of statehood, all 92 counties are preserving historical landmarks, educating youth and bringing together families and communities with local projects.
The statewide Bicentennial Signature Projects include the Bicentennial Plaza, which is located west of the Statehouse and will include two public art pieces interpreting the Indiana Torch and an interactive time capsule. The Bicentennial Nature Trust, a program acquiring land for conservation and recreation, will provide matching funds to encourage public and private partnerships, as well as to support local projects and access.
The Bicentennial Torch Relay is sure to be an exciting event where peer nominated torchbearers will pass on the torch in distinct ways that represent Indiana’s heritage. The torch will be relayed through all 92 counties within a five-week period. At the end of the relay, there will be a celebration at the Statehouse.
For information on local projects taking place during the Bicentennial, visit http://www.in.gov/ibc. To purchase Indiana Bicentennial Forever stamps, visit the U.S. Postal Service website or a local post office.
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