2010-01-14 / Local & State

Historical Society Meeting To Feature Indian Stories

Gene Niswander of St. Thomas, an authority on American Indian culture in Pennsylvania, will speak to Fulton County Historical Society members and friends on Saturday evening, January 16, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fulton Theatre room of F&M Trust Bank on North Second Street, McConnellsburg.

Niswander will describe what the Indian tribes did in our area, how they lived, why they liked our mountains and streams, the location of the largest rock quarry for arrowheads along the eastern seaboard, and how to hunt for arrowheads today.

Guests are invited to bring to the meeting their own local Indian artifacts for a free evaluation.

Niswander’s interest in local Indian lore goes back more than 40 years. He publishes a newsletter of Indian history for Franklin County and surrounding areas and will bring a selection of his publications to the meeting.

The program is free and open to the public with a donation basket to cover costs. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the meeting. In case of inclement weather, check with Society President Dick Miller (717 485-3412) for possible cancellation.

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