INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Painted bison sculptures and quilted
gardens are set to pop up in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration.
A state commission lead by first lady Karen Pence has
approved those projects and several others to mark Indiana’s 200th anniversary
of statehood in 2016.
Children’s books related to state history, art exhibits and
a digital archive of old photos from albums or attics were some of the approved
Approved projects also include a “Bisontennial” in North
Manchester, which will feature at least 15 bison sculptures painted by eighth
graders. Another will decorate the Heritage Trail driving route in northern
Indiana with quilted gardens memorializing state heritage.
Pence said the diversity of these projects exemplifies the
strong grassroots momentum the Bicentennial Commission is seeing.
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