Mather Lecture 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.  

2016-2017 Lecture Series schedule:

October 2 - Margaret Hobson - The Personal Civil War of Fort Wayne’s Col. Hugh B. Reed,1861-1890. Lecture and book signing.

November 6 - Cindy Thies - Lesser-Known First Ladies - 1825-1853: Concurrent Events on the Frontier in Indiana, Allen County and Fort Wayne 

January 8 - Don Orban - Three Rivers: A Brief History

February 5 - Anthony Conley - War as a Tool for Group Uplift: African American Thought & Wartime Military Service in the 20th Century

March 5 - Blake Sebring - Indiana’s All-Time Greatest Sports Stories

April 2 - Diane Groenert - Birthing a Book; From Sketching to Self-Publishing. Lecture and book signing.

May 7 - Melissa Rinehart - Northern Indiana... At the Crossroads of Many Cultures

June 4 - Shari Wagner - When the Past Reappears:Imagining People & Places of Northeast Indiana through Poetry. Lecture and book signing.

The History Center gratefully acknowledges these entities for their support of our programs:



Miami Indian Heritage Days

at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road
First Saturday of each month May - November 1-4 pm on the dates listed.
Programs include a Guided tour of the Chief Richardville House.

Admission: $7 adults
$5 seniors and youth
Free for History Center members

Barr Street Farmers Market


                                    The Barr Street Market c. 1893 (left) and the Barr Street Market today.

                           Saturdays May - September, 9am-1pm
                               Join us each Saturday beginning May 20th!

Festival of Gingerbread

Thank you all for another spectacular Festival of Gingerbread!


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