Attention Northern Indiana: Mark your calendars because you’re invited to a huge celebration this year!
December 26, 2016 marks The Honeywell Foundation’s 75th Anniversary. To show our appreciation for the community and businesses that have been a part of our journey, we’re hosting 75 Days of Gratitude, which will commence on October 12, 2016.
This milestone anniversary was made possible by the support and dedication from YOU — the visitors, residents, patrons, donors and volunteers in our community. That’s why we are cordially inviting you to celebrate our anniversary with 75 fun-packed days, right here in your neighborhood.
A Look Back at 75 Years
A lot can happen in 75 years, and The Honeywell Foundation has experienced many noteworthy milestones along the way.
In 1941, Mark C. Honeywell established the Foundation to oversee the construction of the Honeywell Memorial Community Center, a building he dedicated to his late wife, Olive, and his parents. It took 11 years to complete construction of the Center due to labor and material shortages during World War II.
For the last 75 years, the Foundation has continued to carry out Honeywell’s vision to offer artistic, cultural and educational opportunities to visitors of all ages.
Since the inception of The Honeywell Foundation, the organization has taken over the operation of six venues in the Wabash community: Honeywell Center, Honeywell House, Eagles Theatre, 13-24 Drive In, Charley Creek Gardens and the Dr. Ford Historic Home. During our 75 Days of Gratitude, community members and visitors can enjoy events at all six locations (see below for additional details).
Sneak Peek of Our Anniversary Plans
On October 12, 2016, we’ll kick off the 75-day-long celebration, starting with a kick off celebration ceremony at the Honeywell Center. All visitors and members of the community are welcome to attend and celebrate this milestone with us. We’ll also host a fun-filled reception with light refreshments so make sure to mark your calendars.
The next 75 days will be packed with events, prizes and giveaways. All six of our venues will be participating, so you’re bound to find an event that suits your interests!
We’ll share announcements about the 75 Days of Gratitude throughout the year, so stay tuned for more details. Also, don’t forget to follow us on social media to be the first to find out about upcoming events!