DCHS Annual Dinner To Be Held June 19th

Scene from a previous DCHS annual dinner. Photo providedScene from a previous DCHS annual dinner. Photo provided

By: Chris Flook, President of the Delaware County Historical Society—

Muncie, IN — The Delaware County Historical Society will host its 2019 Annual Meeting, Wednesday, June 19 at 6:00 PM. The event will take place at Ball State University’s Alumni Center. The DCHS is also pleased to announce that Ophelia Wellington, founding director of the Indianapolis-based Freetown Village, will speak at the dinner.

Wellington founded Freetown Village in 1982 to better teach Hoosiers about African American history. Freetown Village is a living history museum, designed to educate the public about local African American history, culture, and art.

Wellington, a native of St. Louis, received an undergraduate degree at Indiana University and her graduate degree from Ball State University. In her early career, she taught in Michigan and Indiana before opening Freetown Village. Wellington has directed plays, produced original research, and has written dozens of scrips related to African American history.

Tickets are $22 for members and $25 for non-members.

Tickets are available at the DCHS (120 East Washington Street) and can be ordered online at: https://tinyurl.com/yyvjeknt

The event begins at 6:00 PM with a cash bar and appetizers. Dinner and a brief business meeting will follow at 6:30 PM and Wellington will begin her program at 7:30 PM.

To learn more about the DCHS, please visit: http://delawarecountyhistory.org/.

For any further questions or inquiries, email: contact@delawarecountyhistory.org.