Coming Up at the History Center:

Now through November  10, 2017 - Fort Wayne Weavers' Guild Exhibit - 70 Years on the Road "Weave" Traveled. Museum admission applies.

October 21, 2017 - Fright Night Downtown 2017 - Visit the Old City Jail in your quest for fright and fun.  5-9pm, $3 per person.

November 4, 2017 - Traders' Days at Chief Richardville House, 10am-5pm.  Free Admission.

November 5, 2017  -Traders' Days at Chief Richardville House, 12pm-4pm.  Free Admission.

November 5, 2017 -  George R. Mather Lecture - "Walking Backwards: Fort Wayne's Colonial French Past and the Writing of History," presented by Dr. Timothy L. Wilkerson, 2pm.  Free admission.

November 12, 2017 - Old Fashioned Patriotic Band Concert, presented by the American Legion Band, the Mizpah Shrine Band, and the New Horizons Band.  Directed by Eli Arnold and John Morse, 2pm. Free admission.

November 22, 2017  - Night of Lights, 3-9pm. $3 per person.

November 24, 2017  - Festival of Gingerbread begins.

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Museum Hours

10am - 5pm Monday - Friday

12pm - 5pm Saturday and first Sunday

Free Parking  --  Handicap Accessible

Museum Admission:


Seniors (65+)--$4.00

Youth (3-17)--$4.00

 Ages 2 & under--free

History Center members--free           

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Time Travelers allows members of The History Center access to over 178 reciprocal institutions with over 250 individual museums and historical societies in 43 states. Members of Time Travelers organizations receive a variety of special benefits, such as free admission or gift shop discounts when they visit Time Travelers affiliates. For a listing of member institutions click here. 



Virtual Exhibits

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Host Your Event at the History Center

Learn more about the Shields Room, the Barr Street Market, and the Chief Richardville House.


The Heritage Education Fund has raised over $1 million dollars since it's inception!

You can help build a student's knowledge of local and area history by donating to the Heritage Education Fund. All dollars raised in our annual campaign go toward providing free admission to the History Center to school groups in Allen County as well as DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben Counties.

Over 200 school groups have attended in each of the past three school years!

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The History Center

302 East Berry

 Fort Wayne IN 46802





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The History Center | 302 East Berry Street | Fort Wayne, Indiana | 46802 | v. 260.426.2882 | f. 260.424.4419
Home of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society

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