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.  
The new schedule will be posted later this summer.




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,
 runs the first Saturday of each month May through November.

 For this year's schedule, see Chief Richardville House.





 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. 

July 3RF Events:

  Three Rivers and Northern Indiana Train (T.R.A.I.N.) model railroading exhibit will be back for another year from July 11 to July 19 with an HO scale, fully operational freight yard run by the T.R.A.I.N. model railroad club. Regular museum admission applies for the event.
  July 15-17 is the annual Follow the Pipes self-guided tour of area churches and their pipe organs. Several churches will be featured each day with music, a brief history of those churches, as well as a concert at the Embassy Theater featuring their pipe organ ㍩ss Page䠡nd also at the Masonic Temple.
  The free concerts are co-sponsored by The History Center and the American Guild of Organists. Persons attending must provide their own transportation from site to site. You are encouraged to consult a map for directions and check the cityⳠwebsite for possible street closures.
  The schedule is:
  Tuesday, July 15
  9 a.m.-- Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 South Hanna Street
  10 a.m.-- First Presbyterian Church in the Chapel, 300 West Wayne Street
  11a.m.-- St. John Lutheran Church, 729 West Washington Blvd
  Wednesday, July 16
  7 p.m.-- Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 South Clinton Street
  8 p.m.-- The Embassy Theater, 125 West Jefferson Boulevard
  Thursday, July 17
  1 p.m.-- Masonic Temple, 216 East Washington Street
  2 p.m.-- Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Avenue
  3 p.m.-- Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3425 Crescent Avenue




For photos of Festival of Gingerbread from this and past years, go to our Facebook page.

Here are a few "teasers" to entice you.




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