On Saturday, August 24, Ft. Ouiatenon(link) will feature 18th century French and Indian life during the Feast Sampler from 1-5 p.m. Local re-enactors will be on-site to answer questions and demonstrate traditional crafts. The blockhouse museum and gift shop will be open.
On Saturday, August 24, at Prophetstown State Park (link), the woodland village will be open from 1-3 p.m. DNR interpreters will be at the village doing a cooking demonstration. The buildings will be open for touring. Learn the story of Tecumseh’s confederation by visiting the Battlefield Museum (link), memorial and the woodland village at the state park. Fees for museum and state park, memorial grounds free.
Another option is a visit to the Adams Mill (link) near Cutler. This mill was built in 1845 and is one of the few left of the hundreds that used to dot the state. Although the water wheel was damaged in a flood, there is still plenty to see in the museum. Take a picnic and spread a blanket next the North Fork of Wildcat Creek. Open Sat. & Sun. from 1-5 p.m. Fee for the museum, the grounds are free to hike and picnic. Want a real adventure? Rent a rustic cabin or set up a primitive campsite, moderate fee charged.
Delphi Canal Park (link) celebrates a time from the 1830’s to the 1850’s when Indiana waterways transported people and products to Lake Erie and the Ohio River. The interpretive center is open Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. and features interactive exhibits. Pioneer craftsmen may well be at work in the pioneer village. The canal boat Delphi will be making its normal runs on the canal. Fee charged for the canal ride and the Case Home. Donations accepted for the museum. Complete the experience by renting a surrey and peddle the towpath. Several canal related stops such as the lime kiln dot the towpath.