IU awards five bicentennial grants to support heritage programs.
The Indiana University Office of the Bicentennial has awarded the second round of Bicentennial Project Grants and Bicentennial Course Development Grants to support activities that commemorate and chronicle IU's cultural and historical identity in ways that will inspire and engage the community.
The grant programs, launched by the IU Office of the Bicentennial in October 2016, are part of a multiyear, multicampus celebration of the 200th anniversary of the university's founding.
"The bicentennial provides us with a unique opportunity to develop initiatives that build on the historic strengths of Indiana University," said Kelly Kish, Indiana University's bicentennial director. "We hope that these grants will help staff, faculty, students, alumni, and the public to connect IU's past, present, and future."
Awardees include the Wylie House Museum and Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology. A three-year collaborative project involving an archaeological exploration of the Wylie House will examine the position of President Andrew Wylie's family and IU in the development of the city of Bloomington. IU Libraries is very proud to maintain and operate the Wylie House Museum.