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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 hobby…

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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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Christmas at Moose Lake Christian Craft Village

Check out the lights and visit Santa Claus at Moose Lake Christian Craft Village! Located just under 20 miles from Fort Wayne in LaOtto, IN, Moose Lake is an 1800s-themed arts and crafts lover's paradise. This time of year, the Village is transformed into a Christmas wonderland, offering…

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History through headstones

When I mentioned to a group of church friends this past weekend that I was writing a blog post on cemeteries, with the thought that some parents might want to take their children to these special spots to study history, one of my friends asked, “You’d take a child to a cemetery?” Well, yes, I…

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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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Christmas at the Fort

Maybe you’ve seen the high wooden walls of the Old Fort on Spy Run. And perhaps you’ve seen how cozy it looks, with snow gently falling around the brown-and-white exterior. Well, if you’ve ever wanted to explore the Fort in the winter time, this is your chance to mix a little historical fun…

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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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Marking History in Fort Wayne

As you drive around Fort Wayne, you sometimes come across a sign that denotes an historic happening or place from our city’s history. There are a variety of these signs in existence and so we set out to find a few with the idea that parents of elementary age and older students, as well as…

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