Every December, students from across the state gather in Indianapolis to celebrate the day Indiana became the 19th state. During the Statehood Day celebration, students have the opportunity to explore the Statehouse, State Library, and State Museum.
This year’s Statehood Day festivities will be held on Wednesday, December 11th to celebrate Indiana’s 197th birthday. Hoosier fourth graders are invited to submit a 100 to 300 word essay on their favorite Hoosier Bicentennial hero. Essays must be submitted by October 25. The winning essayist will be honored on Statehood Day.
Festivities will include:
• Guest speakers from the three branches of state government
• Bagpipers, Color Guard, special music presentation
• Installation of the original copies of Indiana’s 1816 and 1851 State Constitutions by the State Archivist, into a specially designed display case in the Capitol Rotunda.
Principals and teachers may contact the Capitol Tour Office to make reservations for Statehood Day activities at (317) 233-5293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.