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JULY HAMILTON COUNTY BICENTENNIAL EVENTS

NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP, IN. —The Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission would like to announce its lineup of grant-funded and community events for July 2023. Noblesville Township, located in the center of Hamilton County and home to Noblesville, is being celebrated during July. We will be highlighting a huge amount of events, so be sure you don’t miss any! Our traveling exhibit will also be touring during this month. You can see details and other events on our online calendar at www.hamcoturns200.com/events


FUN AT FOREST PARK CAROUSEL AND TOM THUMB GOLF COURSE

July 1-31, 11 a.m- 6 p.m.

Forest Park

Cicero Road, Noblesville

Some FREE events! $2 for carousel, $3 for mini-golf

The 103-year-old “Little Beauty” Carousel and “Tom Thumb” mini golf course will be showcased in all its glory all month long. Check out new historic signage and videos and pick up free giveaways commemorating the carousel’s history. FREE ride times will include July 11th and July 18th from 8:30a-10:30a.



MUSIC FESTIVAL ON THE SQUARE

July 1, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Courthouse Square

Conner Street, Noblesville

FREE

The Noblesville Township Office is excited to offer a jam-packed music festival to kick off Noblesville’s month! Almost a dozen artists will play multiple genres throughout the day - more activities and details available soon, so keep checking our website!


NOBLESVILLE NOSTALGIA ART SHOW

July 7-29, various times

Nickel Plate Arts

S 8th Street, Noblesville

FREE

Nickel Plate Arts has collaborated with artists from Noblesville and beyond to showcase 200 years of history in Noblesville, Indiana. Artists will share original pieces about Noblesville’s history and heritage. Alongside this show, original art from the Hamilton County Bicentennial book will be on display as well as the traveling exhibit! During First Friday in July, come to the exhibit opening to visit with some artists and authors from the book and get your copy signed! Small quantities will be available for sale.


HISTORY FAIRE

July 8, 1-2 p.m., and July 22, 1-4 p.m.

Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy Library

S 8th Street, Noblesville

FREE

Think Science Faire but for history! Kids (10+) and adults (18+) are invited to create a tri-fold board and dress up as notable people from Hamilton County and interact with guests to showcase what they learned. The information session and registration event on July 8 will provide ideas, examples, and tri-fold boards for free. If you can't make it, email info@galsguide.org to have your spot reserved. The History Faire will take place on July 22 and will be open to the public. See how history comes to life when the community shares what they have learned about our wonderful community. More info at galsguide.org.


HAMILTON COUNTY MILITARY & VETERANS CELEBRATION AND RESOURCE FAIR

July 8, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Noblesville Schools Community Center

Field Drive, Noblesville

FREE

Veterans, Active Military, their families, and the general public are invited to this Veteran Resource Fair where visitors will learn about all the Federal, state and local resources available to our Hamilton County Veterans. From suicide prevention, healthcare, housing, finance, insurance and more, the more we understand about our neighbor’s needs and the resources available, the stronger our communities will be. Additionally, a challenge coin commemorating the event will be given to Military and Veterans who attend, and there will be a history presentation on past Hamilton County Veterans and the U.S.S. Indianapolis. For more, visit: hamiltoncountyveterans.com and click “July 8, 2023 HC Veteran Celebration” link.


AMERICAN LEGION POST 45 REOPENING

July 15, time TBD

American Legion Post 45

S 8th St, Noblesville

FREE

Having recently moved from its location on Conner Street to the historic R. L. Wilson House, the Noblesville American Legion invites the public to the reopening of the post for activities and historic presentations. Visitors will learn about the history of the house, which will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2023, as well as the Post, which was founded in 1920. A band and ice cream social will also be part of the fun!


TASTE OF HISTORY: EARLY NOBLESVILLE DINING AND RECIPES

July 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Hamilton East Public Library - Noblesville

Library Plaza, Noblesville

FREE Join the staff of Hamilton East Public Library’s Indiana Room as they take you on a food tour of early Noblesville restaurants. Hear about the first members of Hamilton County’s “hospitality” industry as participants sample the historic dishes that made these Noblesville establishments famous. From corn pone to wild game, learn about the first foods served in Noblesville dining establishments with their culinary partner, 9th Street Bistro. Registration is full, so keep an eye out for the next in this series!


POLITICAL CELEBRITIES AND THE VOTE ICE CREAM SOCIAL

July 22, 1-4 p.m.

Hamilton County Historical Society

Conner Street, Noblesville

FREE

The Hamilton County Historical Society has gathered some famous folks to re-enact their speeches on the square! Come see President Truman, Frederick Douglass, Susan B Anthony, and Teddy Roosevelt on the stage of the annual Noblesville Street Dance! Each presenter will speak, then be available for Q&A near the Historical Society. Additionally, free ice cream (while supplies last!) will be available. Finally, after you hear from our historic celebrities, come inside the museum for a look at the Indiana Historical Society traveling exhibit “Faces in the Crowd,” which talks about voters over time in Indiana.


GIBSON GUITAR AND MANDOLIN COMPANY TRAVELING INSTRUMENT TOUR

July 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Preservation Hall

Logan Street, Noblesville

FREE

Join the Noblesville Preservation Alliance and the Gibson Guitar and Mandolin Company for an exhibition of antique and vintage instruments dated from 1903 to present. These valuable instruments will be transported from Nashville, TN and three musicians will play tunes from different eras and discuss the historic context of the instruments. One of the musician-historians is the Master Luthier for the Gibson Company. RSVP here: https://preservationhall.org/event/gibson-guitar-and-mandolin-company-traveling-instrument-tour



LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

July 29, 8-10 p.m.

Potter’s Bridge Park

Allisonville Road, Noblesville

FREE

Hamilton County Parks and White River Canoe Company are working together to provide a visual experience for visitors during this evening event. Stroll along historic Potter’s Bridge and see lighted canoes in the waters of White River for a unique show.


NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP’S SIGNATURE EVENT:

HAMILTON COUNTY FABRIC ARTS SHOW

August, Dates TBD

Noblesville Township Office

South 8th St, Noblesville

FREE

Join us during August to celebrate the fabric arts, both old and new! Hosted in partnership with Nickel Plate Arts, this art show will showcase artists and techniques for different fabric arts. Noblesville Township’s Signature Event is so big we had to squeeze it into August! Check out heirlooms and new pieces and vote for your favorite. Spots are still open until July 22, so apply here to be featured! https://tinyurl.com/3zvnh854


About the Hamilton County Bicentennial

The Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission was established by the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners as the official oversight agency for the upcoming 200th anniversary of the county in 2023. It will do so in partnership with the Hamilton County Historical Society and Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. Duke Energy, Hamilton County, the Hamilton East Public Library and Hamilton County Tourism are all lead sponsors of the Bicentennial activities. For more information, visit HamCoTurns200.com or follow HamCoTurns200 on Facebook and Instagram.



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