Mather Lectures Series | Festival of Gingerbread | Special Events | Barr Street Market
The George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series
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.
June 2: Todd Maxwell Pelfrey, Fort Wayne's Park and Boulevard System: A Centennial Perspective
The Mather Lectures draw a diverse crowd. Michael Galbraith, executive director of ARCH, gave the October 2012 Lecture on the Chief Richardville House.
Miami Indian Heritage Days at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road,
opens May 4 and runs the first Saturday of each month through November. See the Chief Richardville House page for more information.
YLNI BARR STREET FARMERS MARKET--Opens May 25. See you Memorial Day Weekend!
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 vendors include 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 on Friday, November 29, 2013.
See multiple photos of previous celebrations on our Facebook page. Here are a few to intrigue you!