Waynedale History

(L-R) Carolyn Riffe, Pam Watts, Janet Touvell, Delores Wright, Jan Grose, Phyllis Morimanno, Sally Goings. Not pictured: Gayle Gullion, Julia Gernhardt, Barbara Frigo, Wilma Neville and Dorinda Springer.

The Comfort Quilters began with a desire to be of help to those in need of comfort. The group started with two ladies that met in their homes and shared the love of quilting and works of kindness. They soon outgrew their homes and began meeting in the Waynedale Library. They grew even more. The Waynedale Baptist Church so graciously opened their doors as often as the quilters needed. This circle of caring ladies expanded to a group of 15 women involved in a work of love.
The purpose of the group...


The 3rd annual Military Symposium will be held in Fort Wayne on October 8-9, sponsored by the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana. Sessions will be held at the Allen County Public Library in Meeting Rooms A-B.

With the approaching sesquicentennial of the Civil War, all six classes will be devoted to aiding family historians in research of their Civil War ancestors.

Genealogy Center Director Curt Witcher opens the program with an overview of “Using Military Records for Genealogical...



The History Center successfully purchased seven pieces from the auction of Farnsworth items Saturday, June 18.

The highlight of the day was the purchase of a large advertising banner, dated 1940 and reading in part “Farnsworth Radio…from the home of television”. The home of television in 1940 was considered to be Fort Wayne.

“This banner is significant because it dates from the first promotional year of the Farnsworth Radio and Television Corporation, a few months after Philo Farnsworth...


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