Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Forks of the Wabash shares news, events

Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018

The Forks of the Wabash is preparing for the spring school tour season. Letters have been mailed to 65 area elementary schools inviting them to consider making the Forks of the Wabash a destination for a school tour to learn more about Indiana History.

The Forks had many school tours in the fall and anticipates a growing number during 2018. To meet the needs of the tours, volunteers are needed who would want to serve as either guides or interpreters for the buildings located on the grounds of the museum.

The public can also volunteer at the Forks through outside maintenance such as lawn mowing, maintaining the trails, washing windows and assisting with the final bridge construction from the path to Ehler Island. Volunteers can also help by assisting with mailings and publicity or assisting with 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 (this date is soon to be finalized), a quilt show (date to be determined) and the annual fish fry and tenderloin meal featuring Dan’s Fish and Tenderloins on 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.

The Richardville Room located in the main museum building is available for graduation parties, wedding receptions, 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.

The Forks of the Wabash is pleased to have the opportunity to have Huntington University interns working there through the spring semester. Hunter Schwob and Jessika Rucker are history majors with minors in museum studies. They will be involved in learning more about, and assisting with all of the aspects of operating and maintaining a museum while at the Forks.