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. 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. 

Fishers Time Capsule Letter Writing Campaign

Share the story of Fishers with future residents by writing a letter to be included in our community time capsule to be opened in 2073. Fishers is partnering with Towne Post to curate a community time capsule that will be placed inside the keystone of the new Arts & Municipal Complex.

Letters can be delivered in person to the blue mailbox in the breezeway of the Fishers City Services Building (3 Municipal Drive) and lobby for Hamilton East Public Library- Fishers (5 Municipal Drive) or addressed to “Fishers Time Capsule” and mailed to 3 Municipal Drive, Fishers, Indiana 46038 by Friday, June 30. You can also swing by the Fishers Parks booth at the Fishers Farmers Market on June 10 and 17 to write and deliver your letter. 

You can write your letter from scratch or fill out the kids’ Mad Lib-style letter

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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.

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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.

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.

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