Busy July is ahead for the History Center

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News release from The History Center:

Busy July is ahead for the History Center

(June 26, 2012) – Summer will be in full swing at the History Center with its participation in the Three Rivers Festival opening on July 13, Miami Indian Heritage Days and the opening of the Barr Street Market both on July 7.


Three Rivers and Northern Indiana Train (T.R.A.I.N.) model railroading exhibit will be back for another year from July 13 to July 21 with an HO scale, fully operational freight yard run by the T.R.A.I.N. model railroad club. Regular museum admission applies for the event.


On July 7, 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.

In addition to visiting vendors at the market, the public can tour The History Center at no charge during the market hours. The market is open every Saturday rain or shine through September 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Monday, July 16, the History Center and ARCH will lead you on a fascinating tour of Fort Wayne’s historical Lindenwood Cemetery. The tour runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is free to the public.


July 17-19 is the annual Follow the Pipes self-guided tour of area churches and their pipe organs. Several churches will be featured each day with music, a brief history of those churches, as well as a concert 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:

July 17 (Tuesday):

9 a.m. St. Vincent’s Catholic Church, 1502 E. Wallen Road, Tony Andorfer, organist

10 a.m. Trinity Lutheran church, 1636 St. Mary’s Ave, Tammy Sanchez, organist

11 a.m. Salem United Church of Christ, 2401 Lake Avenue, Allen Gobbert, organist

July 18 (Wednesday):

1 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 South Hanna, Michael Hollman, organist

2 p.m. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 2120 S. Harrison, Richard McKee, organist

3 p.m. Embassy Theatre, downtown on Jefferson between Harrison and Calhoun, across from the Grand Wayne Center, Cletus Gowans, organist

July 19 (Thursday):

6 p.m. St. Charles Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Road, Tim Robison, organist

7 p.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3425 Crescent Avenue, Ken Rogner, organist

8 p.m. Forest Park United Methodist Church, 2100 Kentucky Avenue, Phil Zimmerman, organist


Miami Indian Heritage Days continues throughout the summer at the Chief Richardville House with the July 7 program focusing on Chief Little Turtle of the Miami Tribe. Artifacts belonging to Little Turtle will be on display and members of the Miami Tribe will be building a ceremonial herb garden on the grounds. The Chief Richardville House is located at 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne and was named a National Historic Landmark this year.

The following week, on July 14, a service will be held at the Little Turtle Gravesite off Lawton Park Drive to commemorate the Chief’s life on the anniversary of his death. Details will be announced at a later date.

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.

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