Waynedale History

Jim Sack, founder of Fort Wayne's Germanfest, will present: A Most German Town: How Germans Came to Dominate Fort Wayne, on Sunday, June 1, at 2:00 p.m. at the History Center.

It has been said that over half the population of Fort Wayne and Allen County can claim some German ancestry. Jim Sack is the perfect person to explain why that is. His father's family emigrated from Arzberg, Oberfranken, Bavaria in 1855, settling first in South Bend then moving to Ligonier after the Civil War. In 1948...

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"Colorful Journalism in Fort Wayne," was presented by Herbert Bredemeier before the Fort Wayne Quest Club, 22 January 1966: Mr. Carl Detzer, now Roving Editor for Reader's Digest, who worked under Journal Gazette Editor Andy Moynihan 1907-1908, told of this brief incident. "A representative of the People's Store came in one evening to complain about a proof error in "his" advertisement. The vulgar-minded in our town had enjoyed the error fully all day, but somehow Andy had missed it. The full...

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A reminder to fans of Abraham Lincoln—be sure to visit the History Center by May 16th to view the traveling exhibit, Faces of Lincoln, Part I. This exhibit demonstrates how photography helped define President Lincoln's legacy.

The Faces of Lincoln: Lincoln and Indiana exhibitions from the Indiana Historical Society showcase items from the society's extensive Lincoln collections. These traveling exhibitions feature illustrations, maps, manuscripts, photographs, sheet music and poetry, all of...

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