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Whitley County Historical Museum to host rare Native American artifacts program on September 19

From reports

Huntington native Jim Bickel will be giving a program on his collection of rare Native American artifacts on Thursday, September 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Whitley County Historical Museum in Columbia City.

Some of the artifacts in Bickel's collection belonged to Kil-so-quah, granddaughter of Chief Little Turtle of the Miami Indians. Bickel has studied local Native American artifacts for over 60 years as well as well as given over 200 programs about his collection in the last 40 years. Admission to this program is free. 

The Whitley County Historical Museum, housed in the home of Thomas Riley Marshall, is dedicated to preserving the history of Whitley County. This is achieved through educational programs, artifact preservation and collection, exhibits, publications, and collaboration with related groups. The museum is located at 108 West Jefferson Street in Columbia City. Hours are Tuesday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Admission is free.


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