STATEHOUSE – Rep. Wendy McNamara (R- Mt. Vernon) recognized Evansville Bicentennial Day, a day recognizing the purchase of 200 acres by Hugh McGary on March 27, 1812. The 200 acres purchased became the City of Evansville.
“This is a landmark anniversary for Evansville. The city has grown immensely in the last 200 years,” said Rep. McNamara. “It is now a hub in Indiana for economics, education and the arts.”
The Mayor of Evansville has proclaimed March 27, 2012 Bicentennial Day, because it marks the anniversary of McGary’s historic purchase. The City of Evansville kicked off a 200-day Bicentennial Celebration on December 18, 2011 and the celebration will culminate on July 4, 2012.
Evansville’s Bicentennial presents an opportunity for residents to reflect on the past 200 years and to recognize the contributions of all those who were committed to making the city great. Throughout the celebration there are multiple planned events, exhibits and activities for residents to attend. All activities celebrate the history of the great City of Evansville.
“I have no doubt that in the next 200 years, the City of Evansville will continue to grow and to thrive,” said Rep. McNamara. “The city is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.”