Legacy Projects approved for Porter County
The Indiana Bicentennial Commission held its April meeting. There were 138 Legacy Projects approved this round, three of which are in Porter County. Honoring the Fallen of the Civil War, is a program that encompasses getting Flags and Flag Markers for each and every Civil War vet buried in Porter County. The David D. Porter Camp 116 of The Sons of the Union Veterans will also be replacing numerous headstones of those fallen veterans who do not have a stone or the stone is no longer readable. The Camp will co-host with the Porter County Museum to hold free cemetery tours. Young Hoosier Books 200 is a school-wide project for St. Patrick School. Students in grades K-8 are encouraged to read 200 books chosen by the Indiana Library Federation as Young Hoosier Books. Porter and Lake Counties are taking part in the “Sand & Steel: Visions of Our Indiana Shore” art exhibition. It celebrates the Indiana Bicentennial, the National Park Service Centennial and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s 50th anniversary. This exhibit will consist of artwork inspired by the beauty of the Indiana Dunes through history. If your organization would like to create a Legacy Project for the Bicentennial, please contact your local county coordinator, Ken Kosky, at [email protected] Visit www.indiana2016.org to learn more about Indiana’s bicentennial history in the making.
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