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History Center September Events

The History Center is offering four educational and enjoyable events throughout the month of September.

This Saturday, September 1, visit the Chief Richardville House for a Miami Indian Heritage Day- Miami Harvest: Edible and Usable Plants and Materials with Dani Tippmann. Tippmann will be presenting from 1-4pm. Tours of this National Historic Landmark will be given on the hour throughout the afternoon. Admission for this event is $7 for adults and $5 for youth and seniors. History Center members and children ages 2 and under are free. The Chief Richardville House is located at 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809.

On September 8 at 5pm, the History Center is offering another History Center Members Only Sweet Breeze River Boat Tour. Join the History Center and Fort Wayne Outfitters for a 90-minute boat tour where you will be introduced to Fort Wayne’s three rivers: the St. Mary’s, St. Joseph and Maumee. A portion of each ticket purchased will benefit the History Center. In order to purchase and attend the “History Center members only” Sweet Breeze tour, one must be an active member of the History Center. Tickets are $30 a person, plus tax.

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September 8th

History Center Members Only Private Tour

September 9 is Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown! The History Center will be open and offering free admission from Noon to 5pm. All you need is a Be A Tourist passport! Pick one up at any Fort Wayne Kroger or Old National Bank. The History Center has a few available in the gift shop. You can also print a one-page passport online at

On September 28 at 5:30pm, we’re bringing back the Buffalo Tro. Join the History Center for a catered dinner that includes tro’d buffalo steaks, tours of the Chief Richardville House, live music, cash bar and, new for 2018, traditional Miami Indian contests of skill and fortune. The Buffalo Tro serves as a fundraiser for the History Center and the Heritage Education Fund. Tickets are $50 a person. Please RSVP to the History Center by September 19.