History You Can Feel: Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church

There’s rich, local African American history hidden in plain sight and waiting to be discovered in Fort Wayne. If you have ever driven East from downtown Fort Wayne on Jefferson Boulevard heading toward Indiana Tech, then you have seen Fort Wayne’s first and oldest black church. Turner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded here in 1849 and still serves faith and love to our community today…

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Johnny Appleseed's Legacy Lives On in Fort Wayne

Johnny Appleseed is a major cultural icon here in Fort Wayne. From the TinCaps baseball team to the epic Johnny Appleseed Festival every September, the man who planted apple trees and walked through much of Ohio and Indiana has left a legacy here that many like to recall…

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A two-hour tour of central Fort Wayne

Tour the Fort Any time of year, finding something for the kids to do (and those kids can be of any size and age) can sometimes be a challenge. When the weather is beautiful, it’s time to get out of the house and explore your city. In 1978, Clifford Richards and Pat Boice published an article in the…

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Tastes of Tradition: Fort Wayne Historical Restaurants

Fort Wayne loves its restaurants. Some of these eateries have been serving generations of families. Be sure to make these historical restaurants stops on your next Fort Wayne visit! The Oyster Bar The first patron in The Oyster Bar location was in 1888, but the restaurant changed hands many times…

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Historical Neighborhoods of Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne is more than the City of Churches, it could also be called the City of Neighborhoods. Many homes and neighborhoods go back decades, and a few areas even date to the mid 19th Century. Still today, these homes help weave a tapestry of architectural beauty throughout the community. Here are…

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