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Historic Forks of Wabash looking to expand experience with bridge

Historic Forks of Wabash is looking to expand on your historical visit when you go there to the museum.

Posted: Jul. 4, 2018 6:47 PM
Updated: Jul. 5, 2018 8:49 AM

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WFFT)-Historic Forks of Wabash is looking to expand on your historical visit when you go there to the museum.

On Wednesday, they held their Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration with food and music, but they are hoping to add historical reenactments on the other side on Ehler Island across Wabash River to give visitors the full experience.

"One of the purposes of having that bridge is it will enable reannacters to have encampments over there. Then they will parade across the bridge, and then come and do their reenactments on the floodplain behind the museum," school tour coordinator Donna Hollopeter said.

One of the builders says it’s going to be great to connect the two.

"It's a real connection for them to be able to come from there and come down here. we hope to have several reenactment groups take place and different things to do on the island that historically fits the period,"Dave Hacker said.

In the meantime, they are still looking for volunteers to help build the bridge and volunteers to help with programs at the mueseum.

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