The museum is open for your visiting pleasure,

but if the unpredictable weather is not for you, our web-store is open and ready to feed your hunger for history!


Coming Up at the History Center:

May 5th through May 30th

Indiana Disasters, a traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society, will be on display at the History Center. Learn about the disasters, epidemics, and catastrophes that have impacted Indiana and check out the collection of Fort Wayne artifacts that will be on display!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Miami Indian Heritage Days at Chief Richardville House featuring Miami dancing with Kayla Godfrey.

click here for details and admission rates.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Harriet Miller presents "The Amazing Life of Minnette Baum, 1879-19536."

2:00pm - Free to the public

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Museum Hours:

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Friday

Noon - 5 p.m. Saturday

Noon - 5 p.m. First Sunday of each month

Free Parking  --  Handicap Accessible

Museum Admission:


Seniors (65+)--$4.00

Youth (3-17)--$4.00

 Ages 2 & under--free

 History Center members--free           

 Consider becoming a Member!

The History Center has rooms available for meetings and parties. Our beautiful, fully restored Shields Room is perfect for weddings. For more information, click here.

Time Travelers allows members of The History Center access to over 178 reciprocal institutions with over 250 individual museums and historical societies in 43 states. Members of Time Travelers organizations receive a variety of special benefits, such as free admission or gift shop discounts when they visit Time Travelers affiliates. For a listing of member institutions click here

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    THANKS TO YOU....HEF has raised $1 million dollars since its inception!

    You can help build a student's knowledge of local and area history by donating to the Heritage Education Fund. All dollars raised in our annual campaign go toward providing free admission to the History Center to school groups in Allen County as well as DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben Counties.

     Over 200 school groups have attended in each

     of the past three school years

    Donate here

    or send your check with "HEF" in the memo line to:

    The History Center

    302 East Berry

     Fort Wayne IN 46802










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    The History Center | 302 East Berry Street | Fort Wayne, Indiana | 46802 | v. 260.426.2882 | f. 260.424.4419
    Home of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society


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