Upcoming Events and Sightseeing Musts for Fulton Co.


Historical Events

Oct. 21, 2000Genealogical Workshop
late AprilRedbud Trail Rendezvous
mid JuneAnnual Round Barn Festival
mid SeptemberTrail of Courage
Year roundSightseeing Musts


Redbud Trail Rendezvous


Contact Fulton County Historical Power Assn. C/O Fulton Co. Historical Society
37 E. 375 N.
Rochester, IN 46975....574-223-4436

Last Weekend of April.
Portrays the history of Midwestern Frontier, complete with tepees, wigwams, log cagin trading posts, shows, food and contests.
Webpage
fchs@rtcol.com (Email address)


Round Barn Festival


Held second weekend of June. Downtown Rochester, food crafts, contests and fun for the whole family. Tours of round barns and historic sites. Parade Friday evening. Contact Rochester Chamber of Commerce, 822 Main Street, Rochester IN 46975,
574-224-2666 Email


Email: chamber@rtcol.com
Webpage


Trail of Courage


Contact Fulton Co. Historical Society
37 E. 375 N.
Rochester, IN 46975

Trail of Courage Living History Festival, third weekend of Sept. Living history of pre-1840 North America, includes historic encampments of Frenche & Indian War, Revoluntionary War, War of 1812, Western Fur Trade, Plains Indians (teepee), Woodland Indians (wigwams), re-creation of 1832 Chippeway Village - first white village in Fulton County. Each year honors a different Potawatomi family that had ancestors who signed treaties here or were on the 1838 Trail of Death to Kansas. Traditional crafts, food, two stages with music and dance, Indian dance arena, canoe rides on Tippecanoe River, much more. Admission is now $6 adults, Ages 6-12 $2, Students on bus $2, Free ages 5 and under

Admission
Adults--$5 Ages 6-12--$1 Students on bus--$1
Free: ages 5 and under


Sightseeing Musts


Fulton County Round Barn Museum Fulton County Museum and Round Barn Museum open Mon- Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed holidays Living History Village called Loyal, Indiana, open summer Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed holidays Located on US 31 four miles north of Rochester IN

Basic Genealogy workshop - Fulton Co. Historical Society
March 12, 2005, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sponsored by Fulton County Historical Society Genealogy Section and Manitou Chapter DAR. $15 includes speakers, individual research help, lunch. Large Reference Room in museum. Call 574-223-2352 for information or email wwillard@rtcol.com.


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