Preview Of March Hamilton County Bicentennial Events

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.

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, 4:45-5:45 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.

Sign up under the “Masterclass”:


March 25, 1-4 p.m.

Taylor Center of Natural History

12308 Strawtown Ave, Noblesville


Hamilton County Parks and Recreation is partnering with the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma for a day of learning about Indiana’s First Farmers. Strawtown Koteewi Park has recovered archaeological evidence of plant domestication and farming that will be available to explore.

Members of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma will be onsite to discuss historic gardens, planting corn, and other farming practices. Guests are also encouraged to visit with a paleoethnobotanist to learn how plant remains are recovered on archaeological sites. Demonstrations on processing Chenopodium and other previously domesticated plants and clay pot cooking will also take place. Relationships with plants for food, medicine and lifeways will also be explored.


April 1, 4-730 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, and kids of all ages are welcome as representatives from Strawtown Koteewi Park, located nearby, and other organizations show off what makes them special!