First Lady Karen Pence, Indiana’s Bicentennial Ambassador, will visit Bedford on Monday where she will visit and learn about Bicentennial Legacy projects in Bedford and throughout Lawrence County.

The First Lady visited Elkhart County in June and will visit additional counties throughout the next year.


“I am excited to continue my Bicentennial county visits. I will have an opportunity to visit the folks of Bedford and Lawrence County who have put many hours into their legacy projects in preparation of celebrating Indiana’s two-hundredth birthday,” said First Lady Karen Pence. “I am honored to serve as the Indiana Bicentennial Ambassador. It is a privilege to see first-hand the hard work the commission members have dedicated to ensuring all Hoosiers and counties have a chance to celebrate and showcase their Hoosier history. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to visit and witness first-hand, legacy projects completed or in progress in some of our state’s counties.”

Monday activities include:


    • 12:00-12:15 p.m. Stonegate Arts & Education Center (Meet and Greet) – 405 I Street, Bedford, IN 47421


    • 12:15-12:25 p.m. Land of Limestone Museum (Part of the Heritage Trail Bicentennial Legacy Project) – Stonegate Arts & Education Center


    • 12:25-1:15 p.m. Lunch and Learn with Lawrence County Legacy Project Coordinators – Stonegate Arts & Education Center Northwest Assembly Hall


  • 1:15pm-1:20 p.m. Board The Bicentennial Bus touring Bedford Landmarks with a review of Bicentennial activities (Revitalization projects, Milwaukee Depot (Former Southern Indiana Railroad),”We are Bedford” Mural and Lawrence County Courthouse)
  • 1:22pm-1:30pm Visit Stone Cutter Café and Ginger Threads (Experiencing the Bicentennial Coffee Brew and learning about the Bicentennial Quilt Project)