Contact the bureau now to participate in the first statewide public art display in the United States. Order forms are due Friday at the Noble County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Artist-decorated fiberglass bison will be displayed across Indiana this summer in a Bicentennial Legacy Project sponsored by the Indiana Association of United Ways. The United Way of Noble County and the Noble County Convention & Visitors Bureau are partnering to lead the local project. Noble County’s herd is five big bison and four tabletop bison, with two days until the deadline to order.
The bison was chosen for this project because the animals once roamed Indiana by the thousands. Their migration trails stretched over several states and were the foundation for wagon routes and later highways. They were hunted almost to extinction, but today are rebounding because of conservation and farming efforts. The bison is shown prominently on the state seal, despite several changes in the design over the years, and endures as a symbol of the Hoosier state.
The goal of “Bison-tennial” is to display at least one large bison in each of Indiana’s 92 counties. Go to www.indianabisonart.org to learn more about this first-in-the-nation public art exhibit.