Fishers Sesquicentennial Celebration

fishers sesquecentennial celebration

Celebrate Fishers’ 150th Birthday

The City of Fishers is excited to announce their Sesquicentennial Year celebration, marking Fishers’ 150th birthday. This summer through June 2023, the city will celebrate the founding of Fishers, then called Fishers Switch, in 1872 by showcasing what it means to be uniquely Fishers.  

Be sure to follow the City on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and follow #Fishers150 for social media giveaways leading up to and during the event. 

Sesquicentennial Trail 

Take a self-guided tour of Fishers’ history, culture, and community favorites on the Fishers Sesquicentennial Trail! Now through June 2023, pick up a trail passport from various locations around the city and begin checking off destinations as you explore.

From historic sites such as the Ambassador House and Conner Prairie, to cultural destinations such as Holland Park and the Ignite Studio, to local businesses celebrating with Sesquicentennial specials and menu items, the trail is the perfect way to celebrate what it means to be uniquely Fishers.

The first 150 finishers will receive a special prize pack, including a gift card to a local business and Fishers branded apparel.

sesquicentennial trail logo

Squirrel Stampede Mini Golf

Swing away with Squirrel Stampede Mini Golf, a 4-hole course celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Great Squirrel Stampede when hundreds of squirrels migrated through Hamilton County. This project is made possible through partnership with Visit Hamilton County as part of the 2023 Hamilton County Bicentennial.

Squirrel Stampede Mini Golf

Sesquicentennial Podcast Series

The City has partnered with Towne Post on a new bi-monthly podcast series hosted by Tom Britt and Larry Lannan, which will explore topics related to Fishers’ history. Check back for more podcasts to be released soon!


Diane Hunter of the Miami American Indiana Tribe discusses people inhabiting the Fishers area long before the European settlers arrived.

Current members of the Kincaid family explain the past of the historic Flanagan-Kincaid House.

Community Time Capsule

Fishers is partnering with Towne Post to curate a community time capsule that will be displayed in the keystone of the new Arts & Municipal Complex, debuting in spring 2024. The capsule will be opened in 50 years in 2073. The community is invited to submit ideas for items that should be included in the capsule via an online form on the Towne Post website 


Sesquicentennial Archives: Free Digitizing for Residents

Fishers residents can digitize their historic photos and items for free in partnership with Fishers-based Memory Ventures ScanCafe. Through this partnership, residents and individuals with historically significant photos, slides, films, and other mediums can have them digitally preserved, shared in the official City of Fishers Sesquicentennial Archives, and receive digital downloads of their files for safe keeping and personal archiving. Learn more.

Sesquicentennial Apparel

Wear some Sesquicentennial-themed apparel to celebrate #Fishers150! Check out Fishers Families shirts honoring our city’s founders and the emerald green Sesquicentennial tee on our online apparel store.

Explore Fishers History

Fishers History: Fishers’ Founders

Fishers History: Fishers’ Founders

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Fishers History: Conner Prairie

Fishers History: Conner Prairie

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Fishers History: Germantown

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