Welcome to our City of Lebanon’s Bicentennial page!
We are so glad you are here to participate with us during our year long celebration! As we reflect back over the past 200 years, we plan to honor our history, and show pride in our community, as we demonstrate the value of our experiences, for we have truly accomplished greatness together. We will unify as a community through strength and courage as we look back at our past and celebrate who we are today. Yes, we will be strolling down memory lane, but we will also be acknowledging those who helped shape our future, as we continue to grow our community. Our 200th celebration will continue all year and our main event will be November 23rd. Please participate, celebrate and have some fun!
About the Celebration
Bicentennial Co-Chairs Rick Bell, City of Lebanon Historian, and Kim Parks, Historic Lebanon Executive Director, along with their committee, invite you to celebrate Lebanon’s 200th anniversary of its 1819 Act of Incorporation.
Festivities are planned through-out the year along with a daylong celebration on Saturday, November 23, 2019. On the 23rd , activities will begin at 1:00 pm with a parade down N. Castle Heights Ave to City Hall. Speakers for the day include Mayor Ash and State Historian Dr. Carroll Van West. Afterwards a bicentennial time capsule will be dedicated and refreshments served. After the City Hall events, the community is invited to explore our local history at the City of Lebanon Museum, Fiddler’s Grove at the James E. Ward Ag Center, and the historic Public Square- more sites will be added.
Then at 4:00 the festivities will move to the Wilson County Expo Center were the big bicentennial celebration begins. Local bands including One Way Out, Sweetn3, Jimmy Bowen, and the Vantrease Group are slated to play.
Activities planned include a Big Trivia Contest, interactive games, and displays of Lebanon’s history with plenty of photo-ops areas. More details will be added closer to the event date.
Calendar of Events for Bicentennial Year
Download Calendar here.