Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Forks continues with their busy schedule

Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018

Splash on the Wabash was held on Saturday, July 7. The Forks partnered with Boy Scout Troop 130 for this event that ran from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food was available. More than 600 people floated down the river during the event which ended on the grounds of the Forks of the Wabash Museum. The Forks thanks all of the individuals, firefighters and Boy Scouts who volunteered during the day. It was a great day of fun.

Tonight, Friday, July 13 will be the annual Forks Uncorked event on the grounds of the Forks of the Wabash. This event is co-sponsored by HARTA and the Forks. Tickets for the event are still available online at (www.ForksUncorked.com) or will be available at the gate this evening. The Uncorked event begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. Along with the craft beers and various wineries that will have wines at the event, there will be food trucks, live music, a silent auction of items donated by area businesses and a 50/50 raffle. Bring lawn chairs.

Senior Day at the Forks will be held Tuesday, August 7. It is a time for senior citizens to gather together and reminisce. Demonstrations will include quilting, spinning, carving, pottery and sewing. Light refreshments will be served throughout the event. Cost of the event is $2 per person and hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be door prizes and the buildings will be open if seniors would like to take a tour. The Forks staff hopes to see many join us for this special day.

Saturday, September 15 will be the first Progressive Dinner at the Forks. There will be four different serving times to choose from with the first beginning at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and the ticket will be good for all courses served in the various buildings at the Forks. This elegant dinner will be catered by Liz Sanders and will feature appetizers, soup, the main course, dessert and beverages. Wine will be available for an additional $5 per person. This will be a great opportunity to see the Forks from a different perspective and in it’s very finest. This will be a great evening for couples to enjoy a different dining experience. Watch the Forks of the Wabash website (www.historicforks.org) for information about purchasing tickets.

With the start of the new 2018/19 school year, many students will be visiting the Forks on field trips. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a guide or interpreter for these tours, please call the office at the Forks of the Wabash between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on weekdays. The staff will be happy to answer questions and schedule a time to meet to learn more about this opportunity to volunteer. The office phone number is (260) 356-1903.

If you have not had an opportunity to walk the trail at the Forks, please come and enjoy the beautiful gardens that are maintained by the Master Gardeners of Huntington County. There are many types of gardens with period-appropriate plants and flowers. Be sure to also check out the great progress that is being made on the suspension bridge from the pathway to Ehler Island. A great group of volunteers have given many hours to see this project near completion. We hope you will come and enjoy the scenery.