Sunday’s Mather Lecture focuses on early interurban railroads

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Sunday’s Mather Lecture focuses on early interurban railroads

(December 29, 2010) – The five electric interurban railroads that once served the Fort Wayne area will be the topic for the January 2, 2011 George R. Mather lecture at The History Center in Fort Wayne.

The free lecture begins at 2 p.m. and is open to the public.

Craig Berndt will provide maps, data and photos from the inception of the lines in 1902 to their closing in 1945.

On February 6, Doris Yerger will speak about “20th Century African-American Women’s Clubs”.

The 2010-2011 George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series is sponsored by The Dunsire Family Foundation. All lectures in this series are free to the public at the History Center, 302 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne.

A newly created blog by the History Center, “History Center Notes and Queries” is available at

The blog supplements the Mather Lectures and the History Center’s publications such as the “Old Fort News” and provides information for those wishing to know more about our community as they explore the museum and other historical sites in the city and county. New posts to the blog can also be found via the History Center’s Facebook page.

For more information, contact the History Center at (260) 426-2882 or visit the website at

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