Bicentennial Commission approves two more Legacy Projects in Cass County

Last Updated on May 24, 2016 by cassnetwork

bicentennialCASS COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Bicentennial Commission held its May meeting at the Indiana State Museum on May 20, 2016. There were 104 Legacy Projects approved this round, two of the approved projects are in Cass County.

Historic Logansport Memorial Home presents a unique educational lecture all about the value of immigration into Indiana. The William Paca Lodge project, “Railroads & Wine and Mangiare Italiano Per L’Arte,” will focus on movement of Italians at the turn of the 20th century into Indiana from Ellis Island. There will be lectures, interviews, memorabilia, and photography all while enjoying wine tasting from six legendary Italian American wineries.

The Logansport Cass County Dentzel Carousel is more than 100 years old. It is a fully restored masterpiece hand-carved by Gustav A. Dentzel. The Cass County “Carousel Festival in the Park” will be held August 26 and 27 at Riverside Park in Logansport. The festival is designed to bring awareness to the county’s historic carousel and will feature many one-of-a-kind performers, all-day entertainment, food and craft vendors and many surprises. There will be a 5K, canoe rides, BMX performance and more. This family event offers something for all ages.

If your organization would like to create a Legacy Project for the Bicentennial, please contact your local county coordinator, Lisa Terry, at Legacy Project applications are considered for approval at every meeting of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission is a fifteen-member body, chaired by Becky Skillman and Lee Hamilton, charged with overseeing the planning and execution of a statewide celebration for Indiana’s 200th birthday. First Lady Karen Pence serves as official Bicentennial Ambassador. Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial celebration aims to honor our state’s 200 years of history, but do so in a way that engages all 6.5 million Hoosiers and leaves a lasting legacy for future generations. The commission encourages every community in Indiana to take part in this unique celebration.

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SOURCE: News release from Indiana Bicentennial Commission

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