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The History Center

  • Address: 302 East Berry Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Phone: 260.426.2882 x308
  • Fax: (260) 424-4419
  • Website: Visit Website

Built in 1893, the former city hall of Fort Wayne is a beautiful example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. As a museum and a historic building, the History Center has a unique character of its own for you and your guests to explore.

Facilities for your own “historic occasion.”

The History Center has three rooms available to rent for special events including weddings, wedding receptions, business dinners, fund-raisers, class reunions, retirement and anniversary parties, and cocktail receptions.

The centerpiece of the museum, the Shields Room, is the former Old City Council Chambers and Courtroom. An extensive 2009 architectural renovation has restored its early 20th century Victorian beauty. Oak paneling, rich colors and 24kt gold-leaf stencils highlight the ornate 22-foot tin ceiling and expansive city views. Your guests may ascend the impressive Grand Staircase to the second floor entrance or use the convenient elevator.

The Shields Room has a banquet seating capacity of 160 guests and 200 guests for stand-up receptions or lectures.

Two smaller rooms, the Board Room and Orientation Room, can accommodate 30-50 people, respectively.

To make an appointment to tour the facility and discover how the History Center can make your event a one-of-a-kind experience, please contact Steve Toor, Events Coordinator, at 260.426.2882 x308, or email: steve.toor@fwhistorycenter.com

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  • ARCHie Awards Ceremony

    The History Center

    May 24, 2017

    2017-05-24 17:30:00 2017-05-24 19:30:00 ARCHie Awards Ceremony <p>Every year during National Preservation Month, ARCH recognizes the work of individuals and organizations who have completed outstanding preservation projects in the Fort Wayne area. This year’s ARCHie winners have completed truly impressive rehabilitation projects, and their efforts make their communities and the City of Fort Wayne a much richer place to live. Please help us congratulate this year’s winners at our Annual Awards Ceremony on May 24th in the History Center Ballroom.</p> 302 East Berry Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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