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NOBLESVILLE, IND.—The Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission would like to announce its lineup of grant-funded events for March 2023. White River Township, located in the northeastern corner of Hamilton County and home to the community of Strawtown, is being celebrated during March. This largely rural township has a long tradition of farming, beginning with Native American settlement hundreds of years ago where Strawtown currently sits.

A brussels sprout crop at Full Hand Farm is ready for harvest in modern-day White River Township.

During March, we’re highlighting how White River Township impacts the Hamilton County community with events at Strawtown Koteewi Park and Walnut Grove Community Center. Our traveling exhibit will also be touring during this month. You can see details and other events on our online calendar at


March 4, 4:30-6 p.m.

Monon Community Center

1195 Central Park Dr. W, Carmel


The International Talent Academy invites children between ages 5-12 to sign up for a free workshop where participants will work with a guest artist who will talk about Hamilton County musicians and actors who had an impact on performance arts in the area.


March 25, 1-4 p.m.

Taylor Center of Natural History

12308 Strawtown Ave., Noblesville


Hamilton County Parks is hosting this program in partnership with the Miami tribe of Oklahoma for a day of learning about Indiana’s First Farmers. At Strawtown Koteewi Park, they have recovered archaeological evidence of plant domestication and farming to share with participants. Relationships with plants for food, medicine and lifeways will also be explored.


April 1, 4-7:30 p.m.

Walnut Grove Community Center

12695 E 256th St., Cicero

$12 for Adults, $7 for 12 & under. Activities FREE

White River Township Annual Dan’s Fish Fry is a great opportunity to have a good meal while learning about the history of White River Township and Walnut Grove schools through displays and artifacts. Outside, there will be a touch-a-truck area with old and new farm equipment, along with tours of the fire station located on the site. Kids of all ages are welcome as representatives from Strawtown Koteewi Park, located nearby, and other organizations show off what makes them special!

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 or follow HamCoTurns200 on Facebook and Instagram.



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