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Posted on January 23, 2019 at 8:00:00 am by Alma S.

Black History Month Events in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been quoted as saying, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” This February, you can commemorate Black History Month by visiting the following Fort Wayne, Indiana places, where you can see just how this important part of history has shaped the past and present for us all.

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Posted on September 30, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Jessa C.

Frightening Fun in Fort Wayne!

If you enjoy the frightening, ghoulish, and spooktacular, then the annual Fright Night in downtown Fort Wayne is for you and your whole family! There are plenty of activities for the family that enjoys fright or the families that enjoy the not so frightening.

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Posted on September 22, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm by Jessa C.

Mondays in Fort Wayne

Visiting Fort Wayne on a Monday? The Fort Wayne Visitors Center is a great resource to find out what events are going on around town, and what attractions and activities are open throughout Fort Wayne!

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Posted on July 11, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Jodi D.

Beat the Heat in the Summit City

In July it can get very hot in Indiana! You can find some relief without leaving the Summit City. From splash pads and pools to cool treats, there are definitely plenty of ways for you to enjoy Fort Wayne any day of the year!

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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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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 ›

Posted on April 09, 2015 at 8:01:00 am by The History Center

Too Good a Prisoner

One of the perks of working at the History Center is getting “behind-the-scenes” and “first” looks at artifacts. A perfect example is an artifact that we were given on July 3, 2012 by Donna J. Vorndran, daughter of former Sheriff Herman C. Holle. Mrs. Vorndran brought us a “soap gun”….a .38

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Posted on November 06, 2014 at 9:00:10 am by Holly H.

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice at the Festival of Gingerbread

Here you will find gingerbread as far as the eye can see, however, these creations are not for tasting! The annual Festival of Gingerbread returns to The History Center November 28 through December 14 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. gingerbread This celebration attracts people of all ages, backgrounds and even ... More ›

Posted on September 09, 2014 at 10:00:39 am by The History Center

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 ... More ›

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