Governor to close state exhibit in Corydon
Gov. Mike Pence and First Lady Karen Pence will be in Corydon next Wednesday at 2 p.m. to conduct a closing program for the Indiana Archives and Records Administration’s ‘Birth of a State’ exhibit, which opened June 9.
June 29 will mark 200 years to the day that the delegates to the 1816 Constitutional Convention in Corydon completed the original Indiana Constitution, which is part of the exhibit.
From Corydon, the exhibit will move to Indianapolis for the remainder of the bicentennial year.
Earlier in the day, the Pences will be at the Charlestown City Cemetery, where the governor will deliver the keynote address at noon to honor Jonathan Jennings.
Jennings was one of 43 men who gathered in Corydon on June 10, 1816, to decide the fate of Indiana statehood and draft the state’s first constitution. Jennings, who served as president of the 1816 convention, played a significant role in the founding of Indiana. He also served as Indiana’s first governor.
The event is a program of the IARA and marks the final ceremony in the state honoring constitutional delegates buried in Indiana. Dennis Pennington and John Boone were honored during ceremonies June 10 in Harrison County.
The IARA events honoring the state’s founders are officially endorsed bicentennial legacy projects of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.