In honor of Earth Day, April 22nd, a tulip poplar will be dedicated and planted on the courthouse lawn at 5 pm. This event is in observance of Earth Day and the ecological wealth of our county and is part of our 200th Birthday Bash celebration.
This tree was called the “Log Cabin” tree by pioneers due to its strength, straightness and height. These logs were used for cabins which sheltered many of Daviess County’s early settlers.
After the tree planting ceremony, the Museum of Fine Art will unveil a portrait of Joseph Hamilton Daveiss inside the courthouse. The county is named for Major Joseph Hamilton Daveiss (a recording error in the State Clerk’s office accounts for the error in spelling, which was never corrected), the United States Attorney who unsuccessfully prosecuted Aaron Burr. A reception will follow. All are invited to attend and participate in this special event celebrating our 200th birthday!
The Daviess County Bicentennial Celebration lasts all year. For more information and a full calendar of events, please visit our web page at daviess200.org.
Contact: Karen M. Porter, [email protected], 270-314-9426