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History Abounds at Johnny Appleseed Festival

In Fort Wayne, Indiana, a lone grave sits atop a hill in the middle of an empty field. It remains quietly undisturbed during the year, except for one weekend in September when more than 200,000 people converge on the surrounding area to pay tribute to the man buried there…

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History, Culture Intersect at Miami Indian Heritage Days

Experience an important part of Fort Wayne's Native American heritage through Miami Indian Heritage Days. This cultural celebration kicks off Saturday, May 5 at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. Sponsored by the History Center, Miami Indian Heritage Days programs are held…

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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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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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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 theIndiana Byways Bicentennial Legacy project, it's going to be pretty easy…

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Fort Wayne's Museum Dream

Updated November 14, 2018. The Museum Dream Pass and Museum Access Pass are no longer available from Visit Fort Wayne. Please contact your selected attraction individually. Visitthe History Center, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, and Science Central for more information…

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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 the200@200 "Iconic of Fort Wayne" exhibit at the Fort Wayne History Center…

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