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Monthly, every first Saturday, from May 3, 2014 until November 2, 2014
Location: Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, IN
Sponsored by the History Center, Miami Indian Heritage Days programs are held from 1-4 pm on the first Saturday of the month, May through November, and feature local artists, performers, and representatives from the Miami Indians and other Native American groups demonstrating aspects of their lasting heritage for the public to enjoy.
October 4--Wikiami Cattail Matting
Members of the Miami tribe will be presenting on cattail matting as they work on the long house located on the property of the National Historic Landmark Chief Richardville House. You can also tour the Chief's home. For more information www.fwhistorycenter.com.
November 1-2---Traders Days-- Traditional Miami and regional tribes' crafts, goods, and wares for sale, as well as hands-on demonstrations and interactive educational programs,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, free to public.
Admission for each Saturday event is $7 adults and $5 students and seniors. History Center members and children ages 5 and under are free. Admission also includes the opportunity to visit the Chief Richardville House.
Miami Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville built a trading empire in this area that made him the richest man in Indiana by the time of his death in 1841. His home, built in 1827, is one of the premier attractions in the Historical Society’s collection since the restoration of the building’s exterior. Today his house is recognized as the oldest Native American dwelling in the Midwest and the first Greek Revival style house in northeast Indiana. The Chief Richardville House was named a National Historic Landmark in 2012, only one of two in Allen County and one of only 38 in the state of Indiana.
Photos of last year’s program can be found on the History Center’s Facebook page.
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