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Tag - Historic Fort Wayne

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Susan B.

10 Can't Miss Attractions in Fort Wayne

A new year has arrived, and it's time to make plans for a year of travel. How about deciding on 10 places to go in Fort Wayne this year?

When you're planning a trip to Fort Wayne, these attractions promise you something great on your next visit.

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Posted on May 17, 2017 at 8:00:00 am by Jasmine B.

Historic Fort Wayne Neighborhoods: West Central

When my family comes to Fort Wayne to visit me, the first thing I do is give them a walking tour of the neighborhood I live in. Maybe you're wondering why...yes, I want them to simply see the neighborhood where I live. But even more so, I live in the West Central Neighborhood in downtown Fort Wayne, which is rich in historical buildings and significance. 

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Posted on April 26, 2016 at 4:00:00 am by Molly M.

Old World Fort Wayne

Did you know that 2016 marks 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

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Posted on February 08, 2016 at 3:00:00 am by Holley T.

Date Night in Fort Wayne

In the midst of a cold winter, at first, it can seem as if there is nothing to do. We can't take our significant other to an outdoor concert or for a long walk in the park, so what is there to do?

The answer is: a lot more than you would think if you are in Fort Wayne!

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Posted on June 23, 2015 at 3:01:00 am by Wendy S.

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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May is National Historic Preservation Month (http://www.preservationnation.org/take-action/preservation-month/) and since the Chief Richardville House has been much in the news, we thought it only right to spotlight on our blog another historic structure that the History Center owns--the Old ... More ›

Posted on April 09, 2015 at 8:01:00 am by The History Center

Too Good a Prisoner

One of the perks of working at the History Center is getting “behind-the-scenes” and “first” looks at artifacts. A perfect example is an artifact that we were given on July 3, 2012 by Donna J. Vorndran, daughter of former Sheriff Herman C. Holle. Mrs. Vorndran brought us a “soap gun”….a .38

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Tucked away in the southwest corner of Lindenwood Cemetery is Jordan Crossing. Jordan Crossing is a section of the cemetery—Section 14-- set aside for the graves of African-Americans who died in our city.

Jordan Crossing low res

Among those interred there is Samuel Morris aka Prince Kaboo. “Sammy”, as he was

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