The Forgotten First Settlers

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Event Details

When the first white settlers came into this area in 1819, they were greeted by an African American fur trader named Pete Smith who helped them to survive the first year.  He and other early Black arrivals were important in the settlement of what would become Hamilton County, but have disappeared from the history books.  This program will look at these now-hidden figures and try to bring them back into their proper significance. Presented by David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian. 

Event Type(s): Adult Programs
Presenter: David Heighway
(317) 770-3231