Settler Series 2023-2024

Celebrating Settlers, Inc. programs for 52 Years

Settlers invite you to join their 2023-2024 Series of Hand-Arts Classes. Programs will include the life style and interests of the residents as life progressed from a log house by the river to a stately brick mansion beside the street.

The Root Cellar
October 12, 2023

"In a most German town"

November 9, 2023

Grandma's Sewing Basket
February 8, 2024

Spring Egg-stravaganza
March 14, 2024

Victorian Plants & Flowers
April 11, 2024

Behind the Scenes at the History Center
May 9, 2024

Individual classes are $20 each and advanced registration is necessary.

Classes are open to anyone 14 years old or older (age 14-18 must attend with an adult). Doors open at 9:00 am, program is 9:30 am - 11:30 am.

Please call Denise Keane, 260-413-4413, for more information.

Settlers, Inc. Events

September 9 & 10, 2023 - 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
1849 Swinney Log House Open House / West Central Historic Homes Tour
The Log House will be open for walk-through tours during the West Central Historic Home Tour hours of 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. No admission charge. (260) 424-7212.

September 16 & 17, 2023
Settlers' Pioneer Village - Johnny Appleseed Festival
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5 p.m. Johnny Appleseed/Archer Park, 1502 Harry W. Baals Drive, Fort Wayne, IN. Free admission; charge for parking (free parking at IPFW with shuttle to JA Festival). Costumed Settlers demonstrate historic hand arts. You are invited to be a "Settler-for-a day" and volunteer at the Festival. See "Volunteer Efforts" page for details.

October 13, 2023 ‐ 5:00 p.m.
October 14, 2023 ‐ 5:00 p.m.
Settlers' Log House Harvest Dinner by Candlelight at the Historic Swinney Homestead. See "Log House Living History" page for details.

December 1, 2023 - 2:00-4:00 p.m.
December 2, 2023 – 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Christmas 'At-Home' with the Swinney Sisters’ Tea
See "Christmas At Home" page for details.

May 3, 2024
Herbs and Perennials Plant Sale
Settlers' Herbs and Perennials Plant Sale will be May 3rd, 10 am - 4 pm in the Swinney House basement and on the west lawn. Proceeds from sale of commercially grown plants and perennial diggings from local gardens support maintenance and restoration of the Homestead. Donations of perennial diggings are welcome ‐please label with plant name. Call (260) 637-8622 or (260) 432-7314 for more information.

May 4, 2024
Settlers' Second-Day Plant Sale
9 a.m. - noon; 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd. in the Swinney Homestead basement.

For additional information please call Norene Brown (260) 637-8622.














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