In 1993, while serving on the board of directors at the History Center, the Rev. George R. Mather proposed
a series of free Sunday afternoon lectures on topics that influenced Fort Wayne and Allen County history.
This lecture series has been renamed in his memory. The George R. Mather Lecture Series is made possible with support from the Dunsire Family Foundation. All lectures in this series are free to the public and begin at 2 p.m. The lecture series schedule is below. Note: there is no lecture in December.
Sunday, January 5, 2014, Blake Sebring "Fort Wayne Sports History"
Sunday, February 2, 2014, Roma Stewart, Early African American Pioneer Families
Sunday, March 2, 2014, Tom Logan, The Irish in Fort Wayne & How They Came to be Here
Sunday, April 6, 2014, Nancy Jordan, Everything Old is New Again: Lincoln Financial Group's Archives Read like Today's Newspaper Headlines
Sunday, May 4, 2014, Craig Leonard, John Henry Bass: the Man, His Times and His House
Sunday, June 1, 2014, Brad Skiles, Hugh McCulloch: From Cashier to Treasury Secretary
Miami Indian Heritage Days at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, runs the first Saturday of each month through November. See the Chief Richardville House page for more information.
YLNI BARR STREET FARMERS MARKET--Look for us next summer!
Each summer, the History Center, in partnership with Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana,presents a Farmers Market at the historic marketplace on the corner of Wayne and Barr Streets.
Vendors offer a range of fresh produce, including fruits and vegetables, as well as cheese,baked goods, maple syrups, apple butter, apple cider, spices and herbs. Non-food vendorsinclude products such as soaps and lotions, jewelry, sewn handbags and children's clothing.
Enjoy acoustic entertainment as well as hands-on activities for children.
The Barr Street Market c. 1893 (left) and the Barr Street Market today.
FESTIVAL OF GINGERBREAD--The annual fundraiser to benefit the History Center
The 28th Festival will open to the public on Friday, November 29, 2013.
2013 FOG Weekend
Saturday, December 7 1-3 pm
Santa Claus this afternoon at the History Center!
Sunday, December 8 1-3 pm
Storytelling by the United Way's Real Men Read and Women United
Saturday, December 14 1-4 pm
of Sugary Structures"
by Science Central. Explore sturdy (and not so sturdy) structures by making
your own edible creation;
regular museum admission
Sunday, December 15 1-4 pm
gingerbread cookies! $1 each, plus regular museum admission
See multiple photos of previous celebrations on our Facebook page. Here are a few to intrigue you!
From time to time, we also do special programs such as the talk by Hugh Sloan about his days in the Nixon White House as well as Fool Hardy History where participants are asked to guess the identity of items from days past.
We honored Fort Wayne businessman Chuck Surack, owner of Sweetwater Sound, at the annual Brown Bag on Barr.
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