Spencer County’s year-long bicentennial celebration is set to come to an end at the conclusion of this calendar year. To mark the historic occasion, a closing ceremony will be held in the rotunda of Spencer County’s Courthouse (200 Main Street, Rockport, Indiana 47635) on Monday, December 10, 2018, at 1 p.m. (central). Indiana’s Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, as well as other local, regional, and state dignitaries and representatives are scheduled to attend.
The event, hosted by Think Lincoln, is free, open to the public, and will have light refreshments.
A portion of the closing ceremony has been set aside to dedicate a statue, “Lincoln on a Bench”, that will forevermore commemorate and serve as a reminder to all that visit the courthouse of not only the bicentennial celebration, but of the time that Abraham Lincoln spent—some say his most formative years—in southern Indiana. The statue has been donated to the courthouse and the citizens of Spencer County and, thus far, the donors have remained anonymous. The statue’s donors will be at the closing ceremony and, for the first time, will be publicly recognized for their gift.