The treasure safe of a Miami chief, the parasol of the first woman movie producer, and the tallest skyscraper in the state - did you know we had all that in Fort Wayne?
Each month, a new theme with different featured items will be on display. In January, the theme was "Iconic Fort Wayne" and features 24 different pieces, including Miami Chief Richardville's safe (which held up to $200,000 in gold and silver) and a small flask believed to have been given by Johnny Appleseed to eight-year-old Elizabeth Harris, for her birthday.
In February, the theme is "Contention for the Confluence" and 12 new items will be added to the display. Items will be changed out after they have been on display for about three months, so if you missed January's exhibit, you have until March to browse the historical pieces.
"Iconic of Fort Wayne" was designed to focus on big names and widely recognized historic figures from the Fort Wayne area, said Todd Maxwell Pelfrey, Executive Director of the History Center. And Fort Wayne has a fair share of firsts, here in the creative corner of Indiana.