Local History Center awarded for 200@200 bicentennial exhibit

Indiana History Outstanding Event or Project Award, 2016
Indiana Historical Society Board Chair David Evans presents History Center Board President Karen Richards and Ex. Director Todd Pelfrey with Indiana History Outstanding Event or Project Award

Fort Wayne, Ind (WANE) – Fort Wayne’s History Center accepted the Indiana History Outstanding Event or Project Award for the yearlong 200@200 exhibit.  It was presented to History Center Executive Director Todd Pelfrey and Board President Karen Richards by Indiana Historical Society Board Chair David Evans on December fifth in Indianapolis.

The 200@200 exhibit celebrates Indiana’s Bicentennial by featuring 200 artifacts relevant to Fort Wayne and our region.  It includes physical displays and a series of virtual exhibits promoted with original PSAs featuring WANE-TV’s Heather Herron and Brett Thomas and monthly interviews on WANE-TV’s First News Weekend newscast.  Museum staff and volunteers have grouped artifacts as a means to tell various stories of our state’s history each month including Iconic Fort Wayne, Contention for the Confluence, Peopling the Community, Traveling the Crossroads, A Slice of Life, Coming Together, Forward through Innovation, World of Arts and Culture, Spirit of Competition, To Govern and Serve, How We Warred and Commemorating the Ages.  For complete coverage of the media presentations and links to the virtual exhibit for each month, click on the related story.

The final three physical exhibits are open at the museum and will remain on display through March 31, 2017.  The History Center is located at 302 East Berry Street.

WANE-TV is a proud sponsor of the 200@200 exhibit.