July History Center Events

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Press release from The History Center:

July History Center Events
Busy July is ahead for The History Center

Summer will be in full swing at the History Center beginning with its participation in the Three Rivers Festival opening on July 9.

Three Rivers and Northern Indiana Train (TRAIN) model railroading exhibit will be back for another year with an HO scale, fully operational freight yard run by the TRAIN model railroad club. Regular museum admission applies.

On July 10, the Barr Street Farmers Market opens at the corner of Barr and Wayne Streets. This Saturday morning event, in partnership with the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) is one of the favorite farmers markets in Fort Wayne each summer.

The market is open every Saturday rain or shine through September 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendor information is available by contacting YLNI at market@ylni.org.

In addition the public can tour The History Center at no charge during the market hours.

Monday, July 12, the History Center and ARCH will lead you on a fascinating tour of Fort Wayne’s historical Lindenwood Cemetery. During Dearly Departed guests will meet in spirit, through first and third person interpretations, some of Fort Wayne’s most famous residents of yesteryear.

The tour begins runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and is free to the public.

July 13-15 is the annual Follow the Pipes self-guided tour of area churches and their pipe organs. Three churches will be featured each day with music, a brief history of those churches and a finale at the Embassy Theater featuring their pipe organ “Miss Page”.

The free concerts are co-sponsored by The History Center and the American Guild of Organists. Persons attending must provide their own transportation from site to site.  The schedule is:

Tuesday, July 13, 9 am to noon

  • 9 – 9:45 am First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 East Wayne
  • 10 – 10:45 am Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 South Clinton
  • 11 – 11:45 am. Embassy Theater, downtown Fort Wayne, Jefferson Street between Harrison and Calhoun

Wednesday, July 14, 1 to 4 pm

  • 1 – 1:45 pm St. Paul Gar Creek, 1910 Berthaud Road, New Haven
  • 2:15 – 2:45 pm. St. Louis Bescanson, 15535 East Lincoln Highway, New Haven
  • 3:15 – 4 pm Martin Lutheran, 333 Moeller Road, New Haven

Thursday, July 15, 6 to 9 pm

  • 6 – 6:45 pm St. John’s Lutheran Church, 729 West Washington
  • 7 – 7:45 pm Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 West Berry
  • 8 – 8:45 pm First Presbyterian Church, 300 West Wayne

For questions, please consult the History Center web site at www.fwhistorycenter.com or call 260-426-2882.

Miami Indian Heritage Days continues throughout the summer at the Chief Richardville House with the July 3 presentation by Eric Vosteen, one of the region’s leading authorities on ancient lifeways.

Vosteen will demonstrate the use and construction of traditional Great Lakes pottery, stone crafts and tools. The Chief Richardville House is located at 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne.

Sponsored by the History Center, Miami Indian Heritage Days programs are held from 1-4 pm on the first Saturday of the month, May through November, and feature local artists, performers, and representatives from the Miami Indians and other Native American groups demonstrating aspects of their lasting heritage for the public to enjoy.

For more information, call the History Center at 260.426.2882 or view the center’s web site at www.fwhistorycenter.com.

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