Taste the Wild Side of Gene Stratton-Porter

Join in the fun and try a selection of wild game meats such as succulent roast wild turkey, delicious venison, wild bluegill and savory elk during this one-of-a-kind cook-off event. Side dishes from wild foods will also be served. During your visit, join hunters, conservationists and local wildlife experts for an evening of tasty treats and information and what fall cookout would be complete without s’mores? There will also be activities for the kids.

Presentations on hunter safety include Scott Beam, who will to speak on “Hunter Education.” Beam will have an airsoft pistol (without pellets) for kids to see. Rodney Clear from the Department of Natural Resources District for Conservation will present discussing hunter education. Other presenters include Turkey Unlimited and Pheasants Forever.

The event is $5 per person and open to the community. Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site is located five minutes east of Rome City at 1205 Pleasant Point. The grounds are open from dawn until dusk daily and the Visitors Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information on current or upcoming events, please call the Visitors Center at (260) 854-3790 or e-mail genestrattonportershs@indianamuseum.org.

Programs for the 2012 season at the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site have been graciously underwritten by the Dekko Foundation.

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site is located in Rome City in northeast Indiana. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, the Cabin at Wildflower Woods nestled on the shore of Sylvan Lake was the home of Indiana author Gene Stratton-Porter. Tour the Cabin and explore the beautiful grounds to discover how nature inspired her work. For more information, call 260.854.3790 or visit indiana museum.org/stratton-porter.

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