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Posted on January 23, 2019 at 8:00:00 am by Alma S.

Black History Month Events in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been quoted as saying, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” This February, you can commemorate Black History Month by visiting the following Fort Wayne, Indiana places, where you can see just how this important part of history has shaped the past and present for us all.

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Posted on January 03, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Emma C.

5 Ways to Celebrate MLK Day in Fort Wayne

On June 5, 1963, an interracial crowd overflowed what is now the University of St. Francis Performing Arts Center in downtown Fort Wayne, and waited anxiously for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to take the podium. His visit to our city was faced with plenty of adversity, as were many other facets of the Civil Rights Movement, yet Fort Wayne activists kept on fighting.

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September 10 is fast approaching; it's one of the best days of the year to be in Fort Wayne. That's because it's Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown Day, when many of the Fort Wayne's most interesting attractions are free to the public.

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Posted on February 14, 2017 at 12:00:00 pm by William Bryant R.

Central High Exhibit at the Allen County Public Library

Whenever we give tours at the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM), the easiest, most “pointable” landmark we have at our disposal is right across Lafayette Street in the form of the building that houses Anthis Career Center. It ceased being Central High School when it was shuttered in the Spring of 1971.

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Posted on July 11, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Jodi D.

Beat the Heat in the Summit City

In July it can get very hot in Indiana! You can find some relief without leaving the Summit City. From splash pads and pools to cool treats, there are definitely plenty of ways for you to enjoy Fort Wayne any day of the year!

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Posted on August 18, 2014 at 6:00:13 am by Katie R.

Discover Fort Wayne during Be a Tourist In Your Own Hometown

bat I love Fort Wayne. Having lived here my whole life (minus a few years away at college), I have had ample time to get out and explore my hometown. A lot of this stems from being someone who refuses to be bored, and who enjoys getting out and about to find new things to do and places to go. ... More ›

This summer I’ve made a conscious effort to learn about cultures around me. In addition to attending the International Village at Three Rivers Festival, I visited the African/African-American Museum on Douglas Street.

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My daughter accompanied me and we were impressed with the interesting

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Posted on August 30, 2013 at 9:00:00 am by Holly H.

Must Do & See: Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown

touristLocal? Visitor? Everyone can find something to see and do at Fort Wayne, Indiana's own annual "Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown," taking place Sunday, September 8! Where else can you gain FREE access to a dozen of Fort Wayne's most popular museums? This event is not to be missed! Go to a

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Growing up in Fort Wayne, I often saw museum visits as an opportunity to get out of school.

Today I see our museums as some of Fort Wayne best assets. The African African-American Historical Society Museum is one of those great museums. I recently got a chance to revisit it with a fresh

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