at 302 E Berry St, Fort Wayne, 46802
To serve present and future generations by collecting, preserving, and sharing historic artifacts, documents, and images that describe the people, places, and events that define Fort Wayne and Allen County history.
The home of the collection of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society. We also own the Chief Richardville House at 5705 Bluffton Road and the Barr Street Market, immediately behind the museum.
Citilink provides stops downtown within walking distance of the History Center.
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Every baby was weighed on the same scale at Lutheran Hospital for almost 50 years. See it in 200@200 - Coming Together: http://ow.ly/iml2300QA4l #indiana200 #fwhistory
It's not too late to reserve your spot for the Annual Dinner! Enjoy food, drinks, and a celebration of the History Center's achievements over the past year and plans for the next. Purchase your reservation here:
Fort Wayne boy scouts used to earn money for their uniforms by selling waste paper. Learn more in 200@200 - Coming Together: http://ow.ly/DaI1300QxSl #indiana200 #fwhistory
In this week's blog post historian Tom Castaldi shares Fort Wayne's connection to the invention of the breathalyzer
In 1871, the Methodist church had an organ that had to be hand pumped by the janitor, concealed behind a curtain. Learn more in 200@200 - Coming Together: http://ow.ly/6uAY301d7Pm #indiana200 #fwhistory
Thanks to cinda b for using the History Center as a backdrop for their latest photo shoot! Can't wait to see the finished product!
This week marks 100 years since Fort Wayne's celebration of the Indiana Centennial in 1916. Check out this video of the Centennial parade - including the debut of the Fort Wayne flag (it may look a little different than ours does today)! #indiana100 #indiana200 #fwhistory
#TBT to the permanent wave machine. Aren't you happy curlers don't look like this anymore?
Did you catch Executive Director Todd Maxwell Pelfrey on WANE-TV NewsChannel 15 last weekend? Check out his interview about 200@200 - Coming Together!
The Annual Dinner & Meeting of the Membership is coming up! Have you reserved your spot yet? Save your seat by following the link and help us celebrate another year of success!
In this week's blog post historian Tom Castaldi shares the story of a brave woman in the early years of Fort Wayne's history.
St Paul's Lutheran is the second oldest Lutheran congregation in Indiana. Learn more in 200@200 - Coming Together: http://ow.ly/Rh6a300Omm8 #indiana200 #fwhistory
Intern Mike Rice wants to walk you through the exhibit building process after helping us put up this month's installment of 200@200.
In case you were looking for a foray into the museum field here's your chance:
The Free and Assembled Masons Society was formed in Fort Wayne in 1823. Learn more in 200@200 - Coming Together: http://ow.ly/cuye300Ogp5 #indiana200 #fwhistory
Keith Layman will discuss the history of the forts of Fort Wayne in the year's final George R. Mather Sunday Lecture. Join us at the History Center at 2pm for this free presentation!
#TBT to 1941 when this fairly incredible photo was taken on Calhoun looking north towards the Lincoln Tower (seen faintly in the background).
Don't miss Miami Indian Heritage Days at the Chief Richardville House this Saturday from 1-4pm!
200@200 - Coming Together is now open at the History Center and online! http://www.fwhistorycenter.com/vex17/index.htm
THANK YOU! Another successful year of fun and learning is wrapping up at The History Center! We are so grateful for all the students, teachers, and chaperones who were able to visit the museum for FREE during the 2015-2016 school year. Thank you to everyone who has supported the Heritage Education Fund, which provides over 250 school groups each year the opportunity to learn about the rich history of Fort Wayne and Northeastern Indiana through hands-on, educational study trips!
Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all those who have given their lives in service to their country!
Collections and Education Intern, Jenny Havens, talks about one of her first experiences working with an artifact for 200@200:
A fascinating article discussing how information is stored and what people will know of our past in millenia to come.
Did you know? Though the Indy 500 actually began in 1911, the race was not run during WWI and WWII, making this year's race the 100th running. Pictured: A group of Fort Wayne residents pose at the Indy 500 on May 31, 1915.