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The Indiana Bicentennial Institute is planned to incorporate one or more educator from each of Indiana’s 92 counties in a campus-based professional development program sponsored by ten IN based professional education organizations.

Mapping Indiana's Bicentennial

Indiana University Southeast

Center for Cultural Resources

Program in Brief

Guided Tour of the Bicentennial Institute:  Program in Brief for Educators and Youth: 

Saturday, July 11, AM/PM and Sunday, July 12 AM—Pre-conference tour opportunities with lodging available on campus; participants enrolling in the Bicentennial Institute classes will meet all day Saturday in the CCR-IUS Library; all participants will meet Sunday, 4:30-5:30 in the Hoosier Room-University Center North for Map and Timeline Instructions.  All sessions will be held in this room unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, July 12, PM Arrival:  Focus on Volunteer Tours for Campus Orientations and Explanations of Map Project

    *Registration for IUS Course Credit and other certifications (Robin Fankhauser) (Neil Brewer—Instructor)

    *Demonstration Session on Map and Timeline Building

    *Buffet and Speaker (Judy O’Bannon) following brief welcomes from Chan. Wallace and Institute Partners (Planners)

    as Special Guests

Monday, July 13—Focus on Clarksville and Jeffersonville: Falls of Ohio Fossil Tour and Box Lunch, followed by rotating stations at the George Rogers Clark Cabin and Site.   

  *Feature Speaker in AM:  Focus on Native Americans of Indiana

  *Choice of Small Group Sessions (hosts for speakers) Rehearsal for L&C Trials of the Trail by Youth

  *Local Drivers leading Car Caravans to Falls Area with Script of significant points to note while driving

  *Presentation of L&C Trail by Youth Group (impersonations) 

 *PM Optional Tours or Planning Time with Consultants—(Clark County Historian) and Dinner OYO (On Your Own)

Tuesday, July 14—Focus on Corydon and Beck’s Mill Iron Pot Cookout

*Briefings on Schedule (Script of significant points to note while enroute)

*Local Drivers leading Car Caravans to Corydon for rotating sites and Youth Day in Brown School

*Rotations in Capitol, Governor’s Home, Constitutional Elm, Cemetery and Brown School/Buffet Lunch

 *Summary at Yellow Court House near Frank O’Bannon Monument (Harrison County Historian)

 *Optional Tours or Planning with Consultants on Camus

*Travel to Beck’s Mill, Tour and Soup Cookout

*More Optional Planning Time with Consultants (Harrison County Historian)

Wednesday, July 15—Focus on Downtown New Albany

 *Local Drivers leading Car Caravans to downtown New Albany with script of significant points to note while driving

 *Breakfast at the Old Town Church (Park in the Y Lot)

 *Rotations to Culbertson Mansion, Carnegie Museum and Architectural Street Tour starting and ending at the Scribner                      

                 House; Lunch OYO; and Follow David’s Red Mustang to Fairview Cemetery

 *Optional Tours and/or Planning Time with Consultants (Floyd County Historian) at IUS

 *Pizza Party (sponsored by GENI) and Evening of Sharing and Walking Presentations by Youth

Thursday, July 16—Focus on Indiana Authors and State Plans

*Speakers on Indiana Leaders (new Bicentennial Book) assisted by Youth

*Sharing with exhibits of plans

*Exit Brunch and Certificates

Thursday PM and Friday, July 16 and 17—Post-Institute Opportunities (Lodges by arrangement with tourist information available)

All July 12-16 Events are included in the Institute Registration Fee.  Guests may register for one- day events for a fee of $25 per day or meal events only for published price.   


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