History Center announces 200@200 as endorsed Bicentennial Legacy Project

Fort Wayne, Ind.  (WANE) – The 2016 Indiana Bicentennial Commission has endorsed the History Center’s 200@200 exhibit as a Bicentennial Legacy Project.  This designation means that specific criteria have been met to ensure relevancy, access, cultural inclusiveness and engagement.

It celebrates Indiana’s State Bicentennial and the rich history of northeast Indiana.  It’s an evolving exhibit which will feature 200 artifacts of state significance. Most artifacts will be featured for a limited time and updated from the archive throughout the year.  In fact, three artifacts which will be seen in Fort Wayne in January only, have been requested by the Indiana State Museum.  These include a glass cider flask attributed to John Chapman or Johnny Appleseed, an item by Sylvanus F. Bowser, inventor of the Fuel Pump, and the camp bed used by General Anthony Wayne.  After January, these items will be on display in Indianapolis.

Visit the current exhibit page to learn more about 200@200 and when you can see the items in person.  The History Center is located at 302 East Berry Street in downtown Fort Wayne. It is open 10a.m. to 5p.m. Monday to Friday, noon to 5p.m. on Saturday (and the first Sunday of the month). Admission: $6 per adult (ages 18 to 64), $4 per senior (age 65+) or youth (ages 3 to 17), free for children age 2 and under.

January virtual exhibit / February virtual exhibit / March virtual exhibit / April virtual exhibit / May virtual exhibit / June virtual exhibit July virtual exhibit / August virtual exhibit / September virtual exhibit / October virtual exhibit / November virtual exhibit / December virtual exhibit

WANE-TV is proud to be the media sponsor of this exhibit.  Look for special Public Service Announcements (PSAs) each quarter that feature artifacts, and tune into or set your DVR to First News Weekend from 7 to 9a.m. on the first Saturday of the month as museum executive director, Todd Maxwell Pelfrey talks in detail about some of the exceptional pieces in the collection.

The History Center is a funded Arts United member.


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