Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Forks announce capital campaign, activities

Posted: Friday, February 2, 2018

The Historic Forks of the Wabash have begun a capital campaign to generate funds for improvements to the buildings and grounds at the museum. The board of directors plans to raise $75,000 through the campaign for various projects, and to date has raised $30,000.

The funds generated from the capital campaign will be used to build a larger equipment facility, expand the kitchen area in the Richardville Room, for roof replacements on the Nuck House and School House and additional projects to enhance the museum facilities for guests.

Contributions toward these projects can be made by check or money order made out and mailed to: Historic Forks of the Wabash, P.O. Box 261, Huntington, IN 46750.

The public can also help the Forks by being a volunteer. Persons are needed to be guides and/or interpreters for the school tour programs. Assistance is also needed with outside maintenance including lawn mowing, maintaining the trails, washing windows and assisting with the final bridge construction from the path to Ehler Island. Help is also wanted for special events held at the Forks. Anyone interested in learning more about volunteering in these ways or through other opportunities at the Forks, can do so by calling the office at (260) 356-1903, weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Spring events scheduled at the Forks include: the annual garage sale Saturday, April 14, a quilt show (date to be determined) and the annual fish fry and tenderloin meal featuring Dan’s Fish and Tenderloins on Saturday, May 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. Advance tickets will be sold at the Forks office and from members of the Forks or tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the fish fry. Those wishing to donate items to be sold at the garage sale can call the Forks office for drop-off times prior to the sale.

The Richardville Room located in the main museum building is available for graduation parties, wedding receptions, birthday parties, meetings and other special events. The room can comfortably seat 180 persons. For more information concerning the rental of the facility call the museum office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays (260) 356-1903.