Delphi, Indiana, will be hosting the Indiana State Bicentennial Train (link) at Canal Park. This is a special opportunity to go through the traveling museum. In 1813, during the war of 1812, Hoosiers were speculating on becoming a state.
They had no doubt that the United States would beat the British again. States were being formed from the (old) Northwest Territory, and folks in Indiana were anxious to make their bid.
The train, consisting of 3 re-fitted Amtrak cars, will be at the Canal Park, Oct. 17-19. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., family friendly, free admission. This out-reach museum appears courtesy of Indiana Railroad, Norfolk & Southern Railroad and the Indiana Historical Society. It will be stationed a short walk from the Interpretive Center. The path and train is wheelchair accessible.
This visit is the last stop in the 2013 season for the Bicentennial Train.
In addition to the Bicentennial Train, Sat. 19, the canal park will celebrate the end of the boat season with the Harvest Festival. The pioneer village will be alive with crafts folks plying their trade. The Reed House will have tours. It will also be the last day to ride the Delphi canal boat. There will be rides between 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Food concessions available, live music and kids interactive projects (link).
Noble Bikes at the Canal will be open (link). Check out their special family rates for the festival. Paddleboats, bikes, surrey and kayaks available for rent to explore the canal and its paths.
Downtown, at multiple locations, Celebrate the Arts will also be hosting artists (link).
To add to the fun, pick up a “passport” map at any of the locations with artists. Docents will punch the passport as you go from artist location to artist location. At the end of the day, the passports will be turned in for a drawing for a door prize.