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Family exploring the murals in Downtown Fort Wayne

Summer in Fort Wayne

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. The Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana helped me do that…

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Parks, Playgrounds, and More Outdoor fun in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, Indiana comes to life in the summer with festivals, attractions, concerts, and more. But on days when the sun is shining and nothing special is happening in the city, there is still a lot to do. The Fort Wayne Parks are some of the best in the nation and offer families a variety of activities for a memorable day out!If you are unsure of where to go, check out some of the great parks Fort Wayne has to offer…

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History Abounds at Johnny Appleseed Festival

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 prevention measures, Johnny Appleseed Festival has been canceled for 2020. Please mark your calendars and join the festivities in 2021! 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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