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Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site hosts birding workshop and ice cream social

ROME CITY, Indiana (July 1, 2019) – Bring your family to the Family Birding Workshop and Ice Cream Social July 13. 

WHAT: Families will work together to build a birdhouse and learn about the birds that call the site home, then enjoy birdwatching during a bird hike. Participants will also listen to a reading from “Morning Face,” a book written by Gene Stratton-Porter for her granddaughter, featuring sing-songs and short stories about birds and plants found at the site. After the birding hike, join us for an ice cream social in the Carriage House.

Each family will build and decorate a birdhouse to take home. Additional birdhouses are available for a $12 fee. 

Registration is required by July 8 by calling (260) 854-3790. 

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., July 13

WHERE: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City, IN 46784

PRICE: $30/Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites member family, $35/non-member family 

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Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site is part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture. Easy and convenient parking is available in the attached underground garage. 

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