Historic Forks of the Wabash preserves the story of the interaction between the Miami Indian nation, the European settlers, and the American government.Historic Forks especially recalls that uneasy era in the 1840s when the first permanent white settlers were beginning to arrive in a land which no longer belonged to the Indians but was still occupied by them.It is also the story of a great canal, the longest in the western hemisphere, which brought in the eager pioneers and carried their products back to the populous east.
Historic Forks pays tribute to two hundred years of settlement by the Miami Indians, to the woodsmen and traders who first brought western goods and ideas to this land, to the craftspeople and laborers who built the canal and the towns, to the businesspeople and farmers who brought prosperity to the Wabash Valley, and to the school teachers and artists who brought Western culture to these lands.
Stop by and we'll tell you the story of the frontier in a small community in Northeastern Indiana. Come see what we have to show you
Mission Statement :
Historic Forks of the Wabash, pledges to preserve, protect, enhance and interpret the geographical area known as the Forks of the Wabash. Historic Forks will serve the community by providing visitors with meaningful information about the site and the cultural history it represents.