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Gene Stratton Porter State Historic Site

"The Cabin in the Wildflower Woods"

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"The Cabin in the Wildflower Woods" lies nestled on the shore of Sylvan Lake, near Rome City, Indiana. It is the former home of Gene Stratton-Porter, one of Indiana's most widely read authors and one of the world's first and best nature photographers. Her writing career began with the publication of the novels Song of the Cardinal in 1903 and Freckles in 1904. These books, along with three others, were written in her home in Geneva, Indiana. The house was called Limberlost after the nearby Limberlost Swamp.

Location: Box 639, 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City Indiana 46784 Telephone 260-854-3790 Fax 260-854-9102

Other History nearby:
(Berrien Springs) 1839 Historic Courthouse Museum
(Fort Wayne) Allen City-Fort Wayne Historical Museum
(South Bend) Copshaholm, The Oliver Mansion
(Antwerp) Ehrhart Museum
(Niles) Fort St. Joseph Museum
(Garrett) Garrett Historical Society

10/24 Coming to The Rome City area
Redbud Trail Rendezvous Rochester IN April27-28 See living history of frontier Midwest America, historic camps, music and dance of the period, traditional crafts, food cooked over wood fires, blanket trading, tomahawk and muzzle-loading shooting contests. The village has 40 wooden booths, traditional crafts, blanket trading and muzzle loading shooting matches.
Tri-state Bluegrass Festival Kendallville IN May24-27 The goal that the board of directors has tried to achieve at these festivals is to provide high quality and a variety of entertainment in a family oriented atmosphere that encourages jamming.
Mentone Egg Festival Mentone IN May30-June1 The three-day event features entertainment, games, food, a parade in the downtown area, a play area for kids, and a huge car, truck, motorcycle and tractor show. All entertainment events are free. Flea markets and crafters line the main street in our downtown.
New Haven Canal Days Festival New Haven IN June4-8 The NHCD Festival Committee, which consists of a team of dedicated volunteers, community leaders, civic organizations, businesses, churches, and residents, have been working hard all year long to bring quality events to our community that will entertain the entire family.
Med Flory Jazz and Blues Festival Logansport IN June7-8 Named for Grammy winning saxophonist and composer, Med Flory, the festival is a celebration of his artistic contributions and America's original art form, jazz music. Eight bands with performers from throughout the midwest and beyond play. You'll hear everything from swing, bebop, big band, RandB, funk, Chicago blues, vocal jazz, and New Orleans style jazz.
Willkommen zum Germanfest Fort Wayne IN June2-9 Festival events located throughout Fort Wayne, Allen County, and northeast Indiana.