"United Way of Elkhart County is really excited for this new and unique way to engage with communities across the state. This project is a chance to share our unique Elkhart County heritage with the broader state community. We’re so proud to have our herd of three bison.”
-Bill Reith, president of United Way of Elkhart County
The United Way of Elkhart County is working with two other local organizations to on a “Bison-tennial” public art project to help celebration Indiana’s 200th birthday.
Elkhart County artists are decorating three 5-foot tall fiberglass bison that will be on public display throughout the county. After completion this summer, they will appear throughout the community and will be featured along the Bicentennial Torch Relay route from Sept. 9 through Oct. 15.
The bison are being used as a reflection of Indiana’s history of being home to a herd of bison, which once numbered in the thousands.
Read more about Elkhart County's herd in this article from the Elkhart Truth.
Learn more about the "Bison-tennial" Project and follow our progress at indianabisonart.org