Busy September ahead for the History Center

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News release from The History Center:

Busy September ahead for the History Center

(August 11, 2011) – Join the History Center for a fun-filled September of events including multiple opportunities to visit the museum with free admission.

The first activity of the month occurs at the Chief Richardville House on Saturday, September 3 when Katrina Mitten will present Native American bead work from 1 to 4 p.m. You can also tour the historic site to learn more about the architecture of the house and the history of its owner. The Miami are also constructing on the grounds a long house which is available for exploring.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children, and free to children under 5 years of age as well as History Center members. The Chief Richardville House is located at 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne.

On Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 2- 4 pm, the History Center will present a program entitled “Remembering 9/11”. On that day History Center staff will be on site to record oral histories or accept written histories of the event at the museum.

Participants wishing to have their oral history recorded should call 260-426-2882 in advance to schedule a time. Participants are also welcome to submit their written remembrances, of any length, of 9/11 by mailing them to the History Center, 302 East Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. These histories will be compiled and preserved as a permanent addition to the History Center’s archival collection.

Sunday, September 11, from noon to 5 p.m., the History Center will be one of the points on the “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” event sponsored by Visit Fort Wayne. Admission to the museum is free for all ages that day. More information is available on the History Center blog at https://historycenterfw.blogspot.com/ or from Visit Fort Wayne.

Monday, September 12, Lutheran Life Villages is providing free admission to the History Center for those over 55 in celebration of Grandparents Day. Hours for this event are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular admission applies to all other ages.

The Barr Street Market, corner of Barr and Wayne Streets, closes for the season on Saturday, September 10. Hours for September 3 and 10 are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free admission to the History Center during that time.

September 30, the History Center will host what has been labeled “Fort Wayne’s most unique fundraiser” with the Buffalo Tro at the Chief Richardville House. This dinner under the stars features buffalo steaks cooked in an open fire pit, other regional delicacies, live entertainment and an opportunity to learn more about Chief Richardville, his home and Miami culture.

Tickets are $50 each with all proceeds going to benefit the Heritage Education Fund providing free admission to the History Center for school age children. For more information, cal 260-426-2882 ext 308.

For more information about any of these events, contact the History Center at (260) 426-2882 or visit the website at www.fwhistorycenter.com. Photos of past events can be found on the History Center’s Facebook page.


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