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History Center Weekend Events

The History Center will close out the 2018 Miami Indian Heritage Days program series with Traders Days on November 3 and 4 at the historic Chief Richardville House.

This two-day event will feature fine quality hand-made Native American arts and crafts for sale by locally and nationally known Native America artists and crafters. Among the items for sale will be fine art, gourd work, beadwork, carved wooden pieces, cornhusk dolls, Christmas ornaments, Native American shields, jewelry, clothing, feather work, and more. Taste the fry bread and buffalo stew cooked outside and enjoy the ambiance of native drumming and singing.

Traders Days will be from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, November 3 and 12pm to 4pm on Sunday, November 4 at the Chief Richardville House located at 5705 Bluffton Road in Waynedale. This event is free to the public.

On Sunday, November 4, the History Center will continue the George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series. “Hoosier Aviator Paul Baer: America’s First Combat Ace” will be presented by Tony Garel-Frantzen. Join us for an intimate look at the life of Fort Wayne resident, Paul Frank Baer— America’s first combat ace. Author Tony Garel-Frantzen will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Baer’s aerial heroics and his life with rare images and documents.

All lectures are held at 2pm at the History Center and are free to the public. All George R. Mather lectures are made possible through the generous support of the Floyd and Betty Lou Lancia Family Foundation, with support from Indiana Humanities.