Mather Lectures continue look at economic development

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Mather Lectures continue look at economic development

(April 19, 2013) – The George R. Mather Lecture Series at the History Center continues its look at the history of economic development in Allen County when Mac Parker delivers the May 5 lecture on “You’ll Never Believe What Happened at the Coliseum”.

All lectures take place at the museum, 302 East Berry, Fort Wayne, at 2 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Parker, a local attorney and Coliseum board member, will look at the famous people and events in the Coliseum’s 60 year history and give us a glimpse of what is to come in the future.

Parker is president of the Olive B. Cole Foundation and serves on the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance, the Northeast Regional Partnership, the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center and the Fort Wayne Convention and Visitors Bureau.

History Center Executive Director Todd Maxwell Pelfrey completes the lecture season on June 2 with a look at the “visionary landscape wizard” George Kessler, whose parks and boulevard plan have defined the look of our city. Pelfrey’s talk is entitled “Fort Wayne’s Park and Boulevard System: A Centennial Perspective”.

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

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