The museum is open for your visiting pleasure,

but if the unpredictable weather is not for you, our web-store is open and ready to feed your hunger for history!


Coming Up at the History Center:

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Miami Indian Heritage Days at Chief Richardville House resumes!

click here for details.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mark GiaQuinta presents a portrait of one of the city's "Founding Fathers" Samuel Hanna.

2:00pm - Free to the public

May 5th through May 30th

Indiana Disasters, a traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society, will be on display at the History Center. Learn about the disasters, epidemics, and catastrophes that have impacted Indiana and check out the collection of Fort Wayne artifacts that will be on display!

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Museum Hours:

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Friday

Noon - 5 p.m. Saturday

Noon - 5 p.m. First Sunday of each month

Free Parking  --  Handicap Accessible



Seniors (65+)--$4.00

Youth (3-17)--$4.00

 Ages 2 & under--free

 History Center members--free           

 Consider becoming a Member!

The History Center has rooms available for meetings and parties. Our beautiful, fully restored Shields Room is perfect for weddings. For more information, click here.

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

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    Raise Funds for the History Center

    at No Extra Cost to You! 

    The History Center is excited to announce its involvement as a Museum Partner with As a Museum Partner, anyone shopping online with their favorite national retailers can have a portion of their purchase directed to the History Center at no additional cost! is nationally recognized with hundreds of Museum Partners across the country. Whether you are in the market for books, office supplies, apparel, gifts, travel reservations, home improvement, school supplies, toys, electronics, flowers or gourmet food...You name it, the place to start is at! Participation is simple and secure.

    To designate a portion of your next online purchase to the History Center simply:

           1. Go to 

           2. Create an account or Log in.  

           3. Click on History Center.                         

    Then just click on the link of the store you want to visit and go about your shopping. Stores are organized by categories. The percentage of your purchase will be tracked automatically as long as you begin each time at Please use each time you shop online and spread the word to friends and family. 

     The History Center appreciates your support!


    We're excited about our new  collections  technology!    

     Click here to see our new online exhibit capabilities!

    THANKS TO YOU....HEF has raised $1 million dollars since its 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

    Donate here

    or send your check with "HEF" in the memo line to:

    The History Center

    302 East Berry

     Fort Wayne IN 46802










              The History Center is a funded member of Arts United.




    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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