Allen County Bicentennial
The Indiana General Assembly passed legislation in late 1823 designating a 660 square mile area of northeast Indiana to be Indiana's newest county. The legislation would take effect on April 1, 1824 and on that day Allen County was born. Named after Colonel John Allen, a military leader who helped the relieve the siege of Fort Wayne during the War of 1812, Allen County is today home to nearly 400,000 residents.
On April 1, 2024, Allen County will celebrate its bicentennial, marking 200 years since its official establishment. Through the end of 2024 we will endeavour as a community to... Remember our Past, Celebrate our Present, and Imagine our Future.
Join the celebration!
A birthday isn't the same without a party. The same is true for Allen County's upcoming 200th birthday! We are looking for partners to help us hold lots of parties to celebrate the communities, cultures, organizations, and traditions throughout Allen County. The Bicentennial observance will begin on April 1, 2024 and will run through the end of December of 2024.
In an effort to celebrate our county’s bicentennial as a community-based, county-wide movement, the Bicentennial Executive Board welcomes you to apply to become a Partner. As an official Partner, we will co-brand and co-market your events on the Bicentennial website and other communication outlets. Your logo will appear on the Bicentennial website with a link to your site, where the community can learn more information or register for your event. You will also receive access to the Bicentennial artwork and logos to help you co-brand your event.
Partnership applications are submitted via online form. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Executive Board. You will receive a response if approved within 30 days of your application submission.
If you would like to contribute to the costs of putting on official Bicentennial events, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is acting as the fiscal agent for the Bicentennial Executive Committee.
100% of proceeds will be used toward Bicentennial events. The Allen County Board of Commissioners is covering the administrative costs of the Community Foundation to be the fiscal agent.
Help us remember our history, celebrate our present, and imagine our future.
Donations are made online at the Community Foundation's secure donation page.
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