IN250 — Declaration of Independence Semiquincentennial Celebration Kickoff Event

Our IN250 kickoff event at the Indiana Statehouse on December 12, 2023 paid homage to the historic Boston Tea Party of 1773 as we commemorated the beginning of our exciting programming leading to America’s 250th anniversary in 2026. Thanks to our incredible partnership with Sagamore Institute we celebrated the spirit of unity, civic engagement, and patriotism as attendees immersed themselves in the rich history of our nation by interacting with original sources made available by the Trust. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Sagamore Institute for their collaboration, the Indiana Semiquincentennial Commission, and a special thank you to Dan Miller for his captivating stories recalling America’s previous anniversary celebrations in 1826, 1876, 1926, and 1976. Every celebration says something about those who do the celebrating. Join the IN250 initiative and be a part of something truly historic! Learn more:

Classical works exhibition included:
  • Magna Carta Manuscript ca 1350
  • Cato’s Letters, 1724
  • Constitution, US Congress, 1787, 1st Pamphlet
  • Declaration by the Representatives of United Colonies, US Congress, 1775
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine, 1776
  • Federalist Papers by Hamilton, Madison, Jay, 1788
  • Bill of Rights, US Congress, 1st Official Publication, 1789