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The History Center presents Miami Indian Heritage Days, Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the Chief Richardville House at 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Miami Indian Heritage Days and Mather Sunday Lecture Series

Fort Wayne, Indiana (September 24, 2021) – The History Center presents Miami Indian Heritage Days, Saturday, October 2, at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. Learn about the lasting heritage of the Miami and other regional Native American groups. Local artists, performers and presenters will be featured the first Saturday of the month, July to November, from 1-4 pm. Join us for Wiikiaami Cattail Matting at the Longhouse with M.I.A.M.I. (Miami Indian Alliance of Miami Indians).

The Chief Richardville House, or akima pinšiwa awiiki, is recognized as the oldest Native American structure in the Midwest. Admission to Miami Indian Heritage Days includes a guided tour of this National Historic Landmark.

Admission for each Saturday event is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. History Center members and children age 2 and under are free. All COVID-19 precautions will remain in place, including face coverings and social distancing, while inside the Chief Richardville House.

The History Center kicks off the George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series, Sunday October 3, at the History Center, 302 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne. In this lecture, “100 Years: Looking Back and Moving Forward: Exploring the History of Fort Wayne’s Jewish Community (1921-2021),” Sara Fiedelholtz will share the significant role many members of the Jewish community have played over the past 100 years in the development and continued operation of many of Fort Wayne’s arts, culture, social services and non-profit organizations. It will also include the history of many of Fort Wayne’s Jewish families who have deep roots within the community. The Jewish people cherish their history, and this lecture serves to honor those who came before and those who continue to work effortlessly to ensure Fort Wayne’s Jewish community continues to evolve and thrive.

The lecture begins at 2 PM and admission is free to the public. To attend the lecture virtually please contact the History Center in advance at administration@fwhistorycenter.org All George R. Mather lectures are made possible through the generous support of the Floyd and Betty Lou Lancia Family Foundation.


For more information, contact the History Center at (260) 426-2882, or visit the website at fwhistorycenter.org.

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