Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Historic Forks busy with volunteers, tours, events

Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018

The spring school tour season at the Historic Forks of the Wabash began in mid-April and will run through the end of May. This is a great time for students from schools in Huntington and the surrounding counties to learn more about the Miami Native Americans and Indiana History. If anyone is interested in becoming a guide and/or an interpreter for these tours, more information about this area of volunteerism is available by calling the Forks of the Wabash Museum office, (260) 356-1903, weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Being a guide or an interpreter involves three hours in the morning on the days you choose to volunteer.

Saturday, June 16 will be the Vaudeville at the Forks program. This is a great way to kick off the Huntington Heritage Days Celebration that will take place beginning June 20. Watch the Heritage Days website, future Chamber Notes and also the Forks of the Wabash website for more information about this great activity. The Chief’s Breakfast will be held on Thursday, June 21 in the Richardville Room. This is always a special event and a great way to celebrate the naming of a new Chief and kick-off the events for Heritage Days.

An Old-Fashioned Fourth at the Forks will be held on Wednesday, July 4. The Forks will have a program including music, color guard, special speaker and refreshments on the Forks grounds. Festivities begin at 9:30 a.m.

Splash on the Wabash will be held on Saturday, July 7. The Forks will partner with Boy Scout Troop 130 for this event which will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food will be available and it will be a day of fun for all.

The Forks Uncorked event will be held on Friday, July 13. This event is co-sponsored by HARTA and the Forks. It is a great time to gather with friends to sample craft beers and wines from local breweries and wineries. It includes a silent auction. See the HARTA or Forks’ websites for information. The hours of the event are 5:30 to 9 p.m.

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 and museum tours will be available. Cost of the event is $2 per person and hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you are planning a fall wedding, banquet, meeting or special event and need a venue, please consider the Richardville Room. This is a lovely room overlooking the Wabash River. It seats up to 180 persons. Check the Forks of the Wabash website for more information about cost or call the Forks of the Wabash office any weekday between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All event information and registration will be shared on the Forks’ website www.forksofthewabash.org.