Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Historic Forks announces tours, fall activities

Posted: Friday, September 8, 2017

The fall school tour season has begun at the Historic Forks of the Wabash. Thirty-two schools have tours scheduled at the park.

The bridge project across the river behind the Forks has also begun. Approaches and supports are being poured and the spans will soon be put into place. Many of the buildings at the Forks have been receiving major repairs.

The Historic Forks of the Wabash will be participating in the Pioneer Festival and have a booth in Heritage Hall. Items will be sold from the Forks gift shop, and also planks with plaques that will be placed on the suspension bridge that is being constructed at the river. The Forks will also be selling memberships and anyone can become a supporter of the Historic Forks. Information will also be available detailing coming events.

The Historic Forks will host a new event, “Thanksgiving at the Forks,” on Saturday, November 18. The progressive dinner will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with the main course served in the Richardville Room. Additional courses will be served in the Nuck Log Home, the 1840s school and the Richardville Home.

The public is invited to purchase tickets in advance with the cost including the meal and tours of the museum buildings. Pathways will be lighted with luminaires and buildings will be lit by candle for enjoyment of the Forks in the evening. Tickets will go on sale during the Pioneer Festival and will also be available by calling the Forks office at (260) 356-1903.

We are also preparing for the Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, December 2, and then the Christmas at the Forks event featuring trees decorated by area businesses and individuals. Christmas at the Forks will also be held on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3. There will be more information about this event during the Pioneer Festival.