Dr. James Ford Historic Home
177 W. Hill St.
Wabash IN 46992
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GIFT SHOP

Gift Shop Hours

Fri. & Sat. 11 am to 4 pm

Sun.-Thurs. by appointment.

Also open during special events at the Home.

Featured Artists

Justin Rothshank

Justin Rothshank Ceramics, Goshen IN

Medium: Ceramics and Pottery

Early potters created objects that were used for practical purposes. It was at the national Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876 that Americans began to see the potential for transforming domestic ceramics from merely decorative objects into art objects.

Lisa Pelo

Hot Blown Glass LTD, Clayton IN

Medium: Blown Glass

Prior to the late 1800s glass production was largely centered on practical use such as jars, bottles, and panes of clear glass for windows. During the 20th century, artists and designers worked together to combine artistic design and practical functionality in many glass pieces. Glass work by artists Eugene Rousseau and Emile Galle introduced the Art Nouveau style in glass designs at the 1878 Paris Exhibition. Still it took almost another 100 years before glass artists began to work independently from their own studios rather than in a factory environment.

Susan Jones

Writer and Composer, Wabash IN

Local writer and composer Susan Jones delights us with two historical musicals of early Wabash. Set in 1850, Wait ‘til You Get to Wabash tells the stories of individuals and families traveling the Wabash and Erie Canal from Toledo, Ohio, to settle in Wabash, Indiana. Set in 1880, Light Up the Town tells the story of the Wabash community as they determine whether it should experiment with placing electric lights on the new court house. Will they be the laughing stock of Indiana, or will it make Wabash the first electrically lighted city in the world?

Terry Armstrong

Terry Armstrong Studio and Gallery, Warsaw IN

Medium: Watercolor Painting

American artists worked in the shadow of European masters until the late nineteenth century. Gradually, skilled and talented artists began to develop artworks which challenged European artists. The rise of American watercolor coincides with international rise and recognition of American painting. By 1866, the interest in the medium was so pronounced that the American Society of Painters in Water Color was founded and for the first time watercolors were shown in galleries among oil paintings.

Ellen Stouffer

Ellen Stouffer Studio, Wabash IN

Medium: Watercolor Painting

American artists worked in the shadow of European masters until the late nineteenth century. Gradually, skilled and talented artists began to develop artworks which challenged European artists. The rise of American watercolor coincides with international rise and recognition of American painting. By 1866, the interest in the medium was so pronounced that the American Society of Painters in Water Color was founded and for the first time watercolors were shown in galleries among oil paintings.

Robert Galley

Wabash IN

Medium: Woodworking

Dr. Ford's favorite and faithful horse traveled with him on long journeys, home medical visits, and even to the Civil War where he served with Dr. Ford for three years, finally returning to his home and the green pastures of Wabash.