Press Release

For Immediate Release 


Event Date: Varies (2015)


Historic Orleans, Indiana to Turn 200 in 2015


Orleans, Indiana, February 23, 2015 ( - The small, quaint little town of Historic Orleans, Indiana turns 200 years old in 2015 (1815-2015).  This milestone will be celebrated with special events throughout the year, so mark your calendars and plan to be a part of the year-long birthday Bicentennial Celebration.
The birthday celebration kicks off March 11th, 2015 with birthday cake and the unveiling of a special commemorative postmark by the United States Postal Service.
The town’s annual
Dogwood Festival, held April 29 - May 2, 2015, will also carry out the 200th Birthday theme.
A Bicentennial Birthday celebration will be held July 3-5 at historic Congress Square (town park square) celebrating the 200th birthday of Orleans. Planned events include the premiere of a new historical documentary highlighting 200 years of history, barbeque, car show, parade, ice cream social, live entertainment, fireworks and more.
Numerous other commemorative types of events are also planned throughout the calendar year.
Collectible lapel pins, coins, posters and other items will be available for purchase at the Orleans Town Hall and other various Orleans locations throughout the year.  For more information on Orleans’ Bicentennial Celebration visit or call the Orleans Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at 812 865 9930.


The Orleans Historic District was listed in the National Register of  Historic Places in 2009.



 Media Contact    


Media Contact: Robert F. Henderson


Phone: 812-865-9930


Orleans Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 9, Orleans, Indiana, 47452