With just over two months remaining until the state’s 200th birthday, unique tributes continue to pop up throughout the state. One is the Bison-tennial Art Project, which involves life-size fiberglass bison statues to be displayed in every county. The creatures once roamed parts of southern Indiana, where parts of the so-called Buffalo Trace helped create a course for settlers moving to Indiana and beyond.
The project, which is led by the Indiana Association of United Ways, is one of hundreds of official Indiana Bicentennial Legacy projects approved by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.
Bicentennial Projects Coordinator Heather Davis says "my favorite thing about this project is the legacy it is leaving in communities across the state. These bison have been painted by local youth, budding amateur artists and even professionals donating their time. They have been used by our hardworking local United Ways to support Early Reading programs for our children and to help bring new excitement to local fundraisers for admirable causes. I think we should all be proud of the story they tell about the great people that make up this state, and what we have to look forward to in the years that come."
You can connect to more about the Bison-tennial Art Project, including a map, by clicking here.