Waynedale History

The Painted Turtle Drum & Singers presented traditional drumming songs on Saturday, May 5, 2007 opening a new season of programs at the Chief Richardville House.  (Clockwise) Red jacket George Strack, Jay Hartleroad, Gary Shoemaker, George Marks, Chase Conrad.

On May 5, The History Center opened a new season of programs at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road. The first Saturdays of each month, May through November, have been designated as "Miami Indian Heritage Days." Programs will feature local artists, performers, and representatives from the Miami Indians and other Native American groups demonstrating traditional customs related to food, dress, dance and other aspects of their heritage.

The events for May and June have been made...

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courtesy of History.com


People have been making jack o'lanterns at Halloween for centuries. The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed "Stingy Jack." According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks. Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put it into his pocket...

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Real life ‘Rosie the Riveter (center) of Huntington Indiana

"Helping America Get In Touch With Its Feminine Side"


The tragedy at Pearl Harbor impacted America far beyond the strike of Japanese bombs. Fathers, brothers, husbands, and lovers were being sent overseas leaving their country, and women, behind. Still blissfully newlywed in 1941, *Mrs Andrews could never have guessed the hardship the following years would bring. Luckily, however, an opportunity arose that would change the way Americans saw women forever.

"When my husband heard about Pearl...

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