Saturday, January 21, 2017

January Program Features Austin Hardig

LHS STUDENT WILL BE FEATURED SPEAKER AT
THE LAWRENCE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

            LHS Junior Austin Hardig will be the featured speaker at the meeting at the Lawrence County Historical Society on Monday, January 23, 7:00 p.m., at the History Center in Lawrenceville.  Austin, who is himself of Cherokee descent, will present a program on the “Woodland Native Americans.”  At age eleven, during a visit to the Vincennes Rendezvous, Austin became fascinated with Native American culture and began researching his own Native American roots.  At last year’s Rendezvous, Austin took part in a re-enactment dressed as a Woodlands warrior.  Austin hopes to continue his study of Native American history in college and to continue to perform as a “living historian” at events such as the Rendezvous.

            Austin will be bringing some of his own artifacts and other items used in re-enactments, and anyone with any local artifacts of Native American culture are encouraged to bring them to the program. 


            The program is free and open to the public.