Waynedale History

Some 63 years ago on a bright sunny Sunday morning on the isles of Hawaii, a giant armada of aircraft blackened the skies. For the first time in our history a foreign power attacked our country on our soil and virtually destroyed our naval fleet in the South Pacific. This day was December 7, 1941. It was the attack on Pearl Harbor.

On the eve of December 7, 2004 a group from the Allen County Council of Veterans, honor guard, and families met at the Allen County War Memorial in remembrance of...




It's that time of year again! Time to break out the lederhosen and dirndls, turn up the oom-pah band and get ready for the Oktoberfest. But before you head for the beer tent, here's a little history about the event.

The festival dates back to October 17, 1810 in Munich, Germany, when King Maximillian Josef of Bavaria decided to give a public reception to celebrate the wedding of his son, Crown Prince Ludwig (who later became King Ludwig I) and his bride...


the  home of Miami Chief Richardville built in 1827.  The exterior has been restored and the interior is largely unrestored due to an ongoing research. photos by

The Chief Richardville House at 5705 Bluffton Road (behind 1st Source Bank) is open for public tours starting Saturday, June 26 from 1-4PM. All media, city officials and History Center members were invited to attend the ribbon cutting and wine reception on Friday, June 25th from 5-7PM. The house will be open for public tours every Saturday through November 6th. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for members, children and seniors. Appointments and group tours at discounted rates are available...


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