Released August 2, 2017

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site to present ‘Stargazing & Night Hike’


Contact: Tiffany Conrad, 260.854.3790, [email protected]

ROME CITY, Ind. – Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site invites the public to experience Sower’s Woods during a special Stargazing & Night Hike on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

“Many people visit the site and Sower’s Woods during the day, but not a lot of people get to experience the woods during the night,” says Tiffany Conrad, the site’s interpretive naturalist. “At night, the woods are a completely different place with a wide range of experiences. We want to share those unique nighttime experiences with guests.”

Attendees will be led on a nighttime hike through Sower’s Woods where they will have the opportunity to learn about the owls, moths and other creatures native to the forest. Guests interested in seeing the stars, planets and other celestial bodies may view them with one of the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society telescopes.

The cost to attend the Stargazing & Night Hike is $4 per person. Cash or check only. Proceeds from the hike will go towards restoring and maintaining the property.

Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Guests should meet at the Sower Farmstead & Noble County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, located at 8983 N. 350 E. Rome City, Ind., northwest of the site’s visitor’s center. Parking is available in front of the barn.

For more information, please contact Tiffany Conrad, Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site interpretive naturalist, at 260.854.3790 or [email protected].

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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