Club Meeting at PONDEROSA STEAKHOUSE

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

James Whitcomb Riley

Barb Kauchak, Kiwanis President and Chris Mize, Museum Manager
James Whitcomb Riley Museum and Home (Lockerbie Street, Indianapolis)


Chris Mize, Museum Manager James Whitcomb Riley Museum and Home told of the life of James Whitcomb Riley at 528 Lockerbie in Indianapolis.  Riley shared the home with the owners of the house John and Charlotte Nickum and  their son-in-law and daughter Charles and Magdalena Holstein.  Riley lived there from 1893 until his death on July 22, 1916.  The 23 years Riley resided with on Lockerbie were some of his most productive years financially.  
Barb Kauchak presented a collection of memorabilia from here years at Clemens Vonnegut Public School #9 which annually participated in the celebration of Riley's birthday.  School 9 was in the Lockerbie area,

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