Settler’s Inc. Membership

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By becoming a Settler you have the opportunity to take part in activities throughout the year which support the restoration and maintenance of Fort Wayne’s Historic Swinney Homestead.

$30 for a Settler’s Inc. General Membership (includes 4 Settlers, Inc. “Broadside” newsletters and a June – May Settler membership in the Fort Wayne-Allen County Historic Society with free admission to the History Center.)

$60 for a Settler’s, Inc. Series Membership (includes General membership amenities plus attendance in all six of the Settler’s, Inc. Historic Hand-art Series Classes. Classes are held October, November, February, March, April and May.


About Settlers, Inc.

Since 1971, costumed Settler members have researched the early Americana domestic arts and crafts, their politics, history, folklore and mechanics involving the many skills needing to survive early America. Settlers have shared their knowledge with the community via their Speakers' Bureau and their programs at the Swinney Homestead.

The Swinney Homestead

In 1980 Settlers leased and moved into the Swinney House and began teaching classes in a historical, elegant setting. As part of their mission they also initiated the restoration of the house which is owned by the City of Fort Wayne.

Settlers' maintain a Gift Shoppe of period items on the second floor of the Swinney House. It is open during public events.


A group of dedicated Settlers maintains the Herb Garden at the Homestead. The herbs from the garden are used in Settler activities. A walk through the garden is enlightening and refreshing.

 

 

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