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Merry and Bright

Merry & Bright

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 have…

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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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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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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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Discover the Magic of West Central

Fort Wayne's Historic West Central Neighborhood emerged as a prominent residential area on the banks of the city's canal in the 1830s. Over time the neighborhood grew from a haven of the working class, putting them within walking distance to their jobs to a retreat for the upper and middle…

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Swinney Homestead Christmas Celebrates Season of Yesteryear

In today’s fast-paced world it can be easy to get caught up in technology, the shopping frenzy and the urge to travel and see everyone this holiday season. In the midst of the chaos, the Swinney Sisters invite you to visit the Swinney Homestead for a trip back in time at Fort Wayne’s historic…

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The Voice of the Miami

“Father, we think our answer is good—You point to the West and ask us to go there—There I shall never go, nor will my people. They are all opposed to leaving here. They will not sell their lands. I speak not for myself, but for my people—What you hear from me is the voice of the Miami. We…

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Boo to You! Halloween Happenings in Fort Wayne

Fall is upon us in Fort Wayne, and that means that Halloween is just around the corner. Whether you love the tricks or the treats of this spooky holiday, are looking for a real scare or maybe just a nice corn maze, you can find all of that and more in Fort Wayne this Halloween! For the…

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