Fort Wayne’s History Center is gearing up for a busy September.
Saturday, September 6, native plant expert Dani Tippmann will present Miami Harvest from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Chief Richardville House.
As a descendant of the Chief, Tippmann devotes time to the preservation of the Miami language and is also working on a Miami cookbook. Because of her lifelong interest in her Miami culture, she shares her knowledge about the tribe, its history and customs through regular presentations across the state and through her work as director of the Whitley County Historical Museum.
On September 6 you can also tour this National Historic Landmark located at 5705 Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne to learn more about the architecture of the house, the history of its owner and Miami culture.
Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and free to children 2 and under as well as History Center members.
The History Center will be one of the points on the “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” event September 7, sponsored by Visit Fort Wayne. Admission to the museum is free for all ages from noon to 5 p.m.
The YLNI Barr Street Farmer’s Market, corner of Barr and Wayne Streets, closes for the season on Saturday, September 27. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free admission to the History Center during those hours.
September 26, the History Center will host what has been labeled “Fort Wayne’s most unique fundraiser”. The Buffalo Tro at the Chief Richardville House benefits the Heritage Education Fund, providing free admission to the History Center for school age children.
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 as well as a silent auction.
Tickets are $50 each and the deadline for reservations is September 19.
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.