200@200 – Peopling the Community


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News release from the History Center:

200@200 – Peopling the Community Opens March 1

(February 25, 2016) – 200@200 is a celebration of Fort Wayne’s legacy of progress throughout Indiana’s 200 years of history. Using artifacts from the museum’s collection of 28,000 objects, the History Center will tell 200 unique stories of Fort Wayne’s role in the 200 years of Indiana’s statehood throughout the 2016 bicentennial year.

The theme for March, 200@200 – Peopling the Community, will share the stories of the nationalities, ethnicities, and people groups that have come to call Fort Wayne home over the centuries, shaping the culture of the Summit City. The exhibit opens at the History Center and at www.fwhistorycenter.com Tuesday, March 1.

Throughout 2016, a different historical theme will be highlighted each month, presenting a collective mosaic of the community’s shared past and present, commemorating the progress, growth, and creativity of Fort Wayne. Each month’s theme will be featured in a virtual exhibit and in person at the History Center.

The History Center is honored to share that 200@200 has been endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission as an official Legacy Project. Stop by the History Center to view these artifacts in person during 2016.


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