Officials are encouraging Indiana residents to get involved in communities and the bicentennial celebration in 2016.
The portion of I-69 from Evansville to Crane is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.
Scholars from around the world are coming to IU to attend the celebration.
The keynote address was given by Sonia Sanchez; a poet, professor and lecturer on black culture and literature.
Many people are coming together to commemorate Abraham Lincoln's most formative years here in Indiana.