Fulton County Historical Society, Inc.

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Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 37 E 375 N Rochester IN 46975 USA

Mission: Fulton County, Indiana, is the Round Barn Capital of the World, leading in round barn preservation with its Round Barn Center of Information and Round Barn Festival. Fulton County Historical Society works with the descendants of the Potawatomi Indians to get historical markers at each campsite every 15 to 20 miles on the Trail of Death Regional Historic Trail - there are now 67 markers. We will dedicate more in 2002. In 2003 we will organize our 4th Trail of Death Commemorative Caravan to travel the trail to Kansas. The Fulton County Museum is located on U.S. 31 four miles north of Rochester, Indiana, on 35 acres. At the north end we have museum, round barn, and Living History Village called Loyal, Indiana, which now has 11 buildings. The Trail of Courage Living History Festival portrays frontier history and is held 3rd weekend of Sept. since 1976 on banks of Tippecanoe River. We honor a different Potawatomi family each year and publish their genealogy and family history. We also produce Redbud Trail Rendezvous the last weekend of April, and Round Barn Rendezvous and Market the 2nd weekend of June. We added 40 feet to north of museum to enlarge meeting room and Reference Room. We publish Fulton County Images, Indian Awareness Center Newsletter, and Fulton County Folk Finder (genealogy). FCHS dues are $15 year, Indian Awareness dues are $5, Genealogy Section dues $6.50. Museum is open Mon.-Sat. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed holidays.

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