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Library to hold program on Chief Richardville

Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Most people who have or currently live in Huntington are familiar with the names Chief Richardville and Chief LaFontaine. While many of us learned about them in school, or from history books, a program Wednesday, October 19 at the Huntington Library will help you learn more about them from a direct descendant.

“Letter from Catherine” will take place at 6 p.m., and will feature a letter by Catherine Richardville, the daughter of Chief Richardville and wife of Chief LaFontaine, read aloud by Sue Strass, Catherine’s great-great granddaughter. She will read the letter which will feature many references to local and general Miami history as a monologue, with a display of family and Miami artifacts to include a question and answer session afterwards. The program is geared towards teens and adults.

The Indiana Room will have staff at the Markle Library’s History Room from 1 to 4 p.m. the first Tuesdays of October, November and December to help with local history questions and needs. Whether participants are looking for information on local history or wish to start a family tree, the Indiana Room staff will be available on-site to kick off research, using both printed and digital resources. All ages are welcome.

For more information, call (260) 356-0824 or email The Huntington Library is located at 255 W. Park Drive; the Markle Library is located at 155 W. Sparks Street, Markle.