Boone County's bicentennial was celebrated Saturday in the courthouse rotunda with dancing, refreshments and history exhibits. Many attendees dressed in period attire for the event, which featured English country dancing to music from 1816, the year Indiana became a state. Red, white and blue decorations adorned the courthouse, and refreshments had a Hoosier theme. Re-enactor Nancy Eckerman, of Indianapolis, had her photo taken in front of the Indiana state flag and was enjoying the history displays. "I heard about this from one of the organizers," she said. "It's magnificent. You're really showing off your courthouse." Young and old alike were on hand to enjoy the festivities. Mary and Kasha Miller, sisters from Lebanon, attended and brought along their friend, Josh Lantz, of Indianapolis. They dressed up and were soaking up the "tapestry of Indiana history." The young ladies had worked at Conner Prairie and knew the steps to the evening's dances. They said everything was "very thoughtfully presented."