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 1 - 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 :