Bicentennial Events

Join Hamilton County Parks and Recreation for a day of celebrating the historical heritage of Coxhall Gardens. Learn about the 1865 Italianate Brick House once belonging to the John Williams family and what the Hamilton County Parks Department is doing to help preserve this important...

In the 1820s, 72% of the American workforce was engaged in “farm occupations.” Join the staff of Hamilton East Public Library’s Indiana Room to learn more about the sources available to research your farming ancestors by looking at a local farm family.  Discover historic farming...

Join the Noblesville Preservation Alliance and the Gibson Guitar and Mandolin Company for an exhibition of antique and vintage instruments dated from 1903 to present. These valuable instruments will be transported from Nashville, TN and demonstrated by three musicians playing tunes from the era of...

Family History and Activity Day at the library is a chance for a fun-filled day of learning about the past. Start with listening to speaker Nancy Massey, county genealogist, discuss “An Eight Step Approach to Genealogy,” then use the library’s resources to build your own...

Get informed at this history panel about Indiana’s free people of color, their southern roots, migration and settlement in Indiana, the role faith played in their community life, and the importance of preserving history. Panelists include: Dr. Stephen Vincent, retired Associate Professor of History at...

The 103 year old “Little Beauty” Carousel and “Tom Thumb” mini golf course will be showcased in all its glory during July 2023. Check out new historic signage and videos about the history of the parks and mini-golf course, and pick up free giveaways commemorating...

Join Sheridan Parks at Biddle Park in unveiling their new-and-improved frisbee golf course. Each hole at this historic park will feature an outline of the course, as well as a history fact about Sheridan. Learn while you play and participate in a tournament, with prizes...

After a painstaking restoration, the Westfield Historical Society invites you to find out how things got done during the time when the Barker family lived in their cabin in the 1830s. Old-fashioned cooking, crafts, and fun and games will be available for families to participate...