The Rushville Bicentennial Committee announced the launch of the online Rush County Bicentennial merchandise shop. The online shop is a collection of merchandise showcasing what makes Rushville and Rush County great. There are 49 different designs available for apparel and other items to choose from, including designs such as the "Retro Dancing Lion."

City interns Lexey Yager, Nick Lawler, and Riley Sheehan were the creative minds behind designing and launching this bicentennial project. Brian Sheehan added, "this is another reason why we believe all local businesses should utilize young talent.” To shop all merchandise, visit

Other Bicentennial News
Mayor Pavey and the citizens of Rushville and Rush County received a special letter from Governor Holcomb wishing them well as they "gather to celebrate this historic year in Rush County's storied history."  Holcomb shared many notable moments in the county's history and recognized the continuous hard work by citizens to expand its legacy. 
"Rushville is a great example of a strong rural Indiana community that has continued to reinvent itself while never losing the character and charm that comes for its great Hoosier heritage," Holcomb stated in the letter. "You have a beautiful and special city matched by the proud Hoosiers who call it home. From the Statehouse to your house, I am pleased to congratulate the City of Rushville and Rush County on your bicentennial celebrations. Here is to a great year....and 200 more!"
Many have already joined in the celebration, but the Rushville Bicentennial Committee invites every community member to celebrate its 200 years of Rush County history. 

"We are preparing for the best year in Rush County to celebrate all of the good that has taken place since our last major milestone, our sesquicentennial," the RC Bicentennial Facebook Page stated. The Facebook Page will provide current updates throughout the bicentennial year at
The committee has also established a website for community members,