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Amanda Rumba to Kick Off History Hunters Series

The Wabash County Museum is re-introducing their adult speaker series, known as History Hunters. These monthly evening events will allow community members the opportunity to engage with local history through a variety of presenters and topics.

The first event will be held on Tuesday, February 11th from 6pm to 7pm at the Wabash County Museum. To kick off their collaborative programming with the Wabash Carnegie Public Library themed around Explore Home the Museum has invited Ms. Amanda Rumba who is a member of the Indiana Humanities speakers’ bureau.

Rumba will present her original program, Historic Hoosier Communities: Change and Consistency. This interactive presentation aims to involve the audience in a lively discussion regarding points of difference and consensus between rural and urban experiences in Indiana over time.

Rumba grew up in rural Indiana but has lived in places as diverse as Pennsylvania, Belfast, and Moscow before earning her Master’s degree from University of Chicago. Amanda is currently working towards her doctorate in history from Purdue University, where her dissertation investigates stories of colonial history over time to analyze changes in the way humans record the past. Her other research interests focus on the shifts in religion, politics, identity, memory, and nostalgia between the British colonies and the early United States.

Moving forward, History Hunters will occur monthly on the second Tuesday of each month from 6pm to 7pm at the Wabash County Museum. Future presentations will be announced in the near future and those interested can keep up to date by visiting the Museum’s website at

History Hunters programs are free and open to the public and are presented in part thanks to funding from Indiana Humanities as part of One State / One Story. One State / One Story: The Year We Left Home is presented by Indiana Humanities in partnership with the Indiana Center for the Book and the Indiana State Library.



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