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Tag - History

Posted on April 12, 2019 at 8:00:00 am by Kate N.

How I Learned Who I am Through Genealogy

Every family has stories handed down from a few generations or more. Some sound outlandish and are hard to believe, which is the main reason most people want to dig into their family history. I decided to personally draw out my family tree to see if some of my grandma and grandpa’s stories were true – such as the mystery surrounding a white plate that was said to be Ulysses S. Grant’s while he was in the White House.

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Posted on July 29, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Louisa D.

Test Your Knowledge of the Fort Wayne Old Fort!

Coming to the Summit City? Maybe you’ll be here in time to visit one of our living history events at the Old Fort. If so, you’re in for a good time. But maybe you’ll want to touch up on some of your Old Fort knowledge before you get here. So try this quiz! (Answers are below.)

1. The original

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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 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 July 20, 2015 at 10:00:00 am by Holley T.

Finding your roots - Genealogists love Fort Wayne

With more and more easy to access tools like Ancestry.com, delving into family history is becoming a popular past time. There is a network now for people from all over the world to share what they've learned, and then potentially even connect with long lost relatives. It is no longer a niche

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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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When the Lincoln Museum closed, it was a sad day for those of us who love our history and particularly the history of our 16th president. Few presidents have been studied the way Abraham Lincoln has and for good reason. Born into poverty, self-educated, blessed with a strong intellect and a

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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 ›

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