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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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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225 Years of History in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne, Indiana was founded on October 22, 1794. To mark the anniversary of the city's founding, check out the following bits of history that you may not know. Quick History of Fort Wayne, Indiana Fort Wayne is Born After winning the Battle of Fallen Timbers over in Ohio, General Anthony Wayne…

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Old World Fort Wayne

Did you know that 2016 marked the bicentennial year for Indiana? This exciting milestone has prompted me to explore more of Fort Wayne's history and the places that have given Fort Wayne its unique character. Although many establishments have come and gone, there are places in Fort Wayne that have…

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Icons of Fort Wayne at the History Center

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? There's all this and plenty more in the200@200 "Iconic of Fort Wayne" exhibit at the Fort Wayne History Center…

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Explore One of the ARCH Heritage Trails

One of the very best things about Fort Wayne is the abundance of historic treasures that are lovingly cared for and celebrated by not only those who call Fort Wayne home, but also the many visitors who travel to our city each year. There is no shortage of historic neighborhoods with…

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