Waynedale History


It was the most sought-after invitation of 1827. When Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville’s gracious Greek Revival house was built, the most prominent citizens of Fort Wayne vied to attend his dinner parties. Once again, the Chief’s house will be filled with lights, laughter, stories, music and a mouthwatering array of food–and this time you’re invited! Be sure to attend the Third Annual Buffalo Tro, on Friday, September 26, 2008, 6 pm-9 pm, at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne.

Since 2006 the History Center has thrilled audiences with its one-of-a-kind Buffalo Tro historical interpretation at the Chief Richardville House. In a unique combination of education, entertainment and food, the Buffalo Tro presents an introduction to Great Lakes Region Indian cooking, followed by the cooking of hearty buffalo steaks directly on a large bed of smoldering coals. The result is a tasty meal of traditional and contemporary Native American fares that guests and participants are not soon to forget! Coupled with music, Miami Indian cultural presentations, tours of the House and a silent auction, the History Center has made its annual Buffalo Tro the most memorable fundraiser in Fort Wayne for the past two years.

Come celebrate “our stories” and help support area students. Cost is $50.00 per person. RSVP to Kelly Coffee at (260) 426-2882, ext 308, by September 19. All proceeds from the Buffalo Tro benefit the History Center’s Heritage Education Fund, providing free museum visitation to all K-12 public, private, parochial, and home school groups in Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, and Steuben counties since 2004.


For more information, call the History Center at (260) 426-2882, or visit www.fwhistorycenter.com.

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