Fort Wayne Insider Blog

Tag - Historic

Everyone loves stories, whether in books, movies, or TV. But the most interesting story is often your own!

Have you ever wondered what your past held or where you really came from? Fort Wayne, Indiana's main library, located in downtown Fort Wayne, has the largest public genealogy center in the nation. It is also one of the most comprehensive. The great news is that almost all of the services are free. Even better news is that you can get waist deep in your family history in just two days!

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Posted on June 03, 2016 at 11:00:00 am by Nancy M.

Explore Fort Wayne with the Indiana Byways Project

As I began researching this blog post I quickly realized how much of Indiana I've missed in my 10 years here. That's going to change beginning this summer! And with the help of the Indiana Byways Bicentennial Legacy project, it's going to be pretty easy.

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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 02, 2016 at 3:00:00 am by Louisa D.

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 the 200@200 "Iconic of Fort Wayne" exhibit at the Fort Wayne History Center.

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Posted on February 01, 2016 at 5:00:00 am by Kayleen R.

A Contemporary Look at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art

I love it when history is presented in a contemporary way that is intriguing and informational. At the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, you can experience history in a contemporary  way with its current exhibit of ‘Wright Brothers Photographs by William Preston Mayfield'.

Some people may have already viewed the exhibit which began December 5 and runs through Feb. 21. I've not had the opportunity to see it but that will change now that the holidays are over as this is an exhibit that intrigues me in many ways.

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Posted on December 09, 2015 at 5:00:00 am by Barb S.

Worship Services on Christmas

If you're partial to small, out-of-the-way country churches, especially those with a pre-Civil War history, you'll feel right at home this Christmas in the Prairie Grove Chapel on the outskirts of Waynedale in southwest Fort Wayne.

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You'll have to hurry, though - the picturesque

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Posted on December 03, 2015 at 3:00:00 am by Jessa C.

Free in Fort Wayne: Winter Edition

*This post was updated in November 2017.*

 

During the summer, it may be great to get out and enjoy the weather and catch a quick and cheap bite from a food truck, but during the winter, it can be hard to even want to get out of the house. The Midwest winter months can be brutal, but we can make it a little better with many free and nearly free options.

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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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Posted on September 24, 2014 at 10:00:17 am by The History Center

A two-hour tour of central Fort Wayne

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 Old ... More ›

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