Coming Up at the History Center:

November 22, 2017 - Night of Lights, 3-9pm. $3 per person

November 23, 2017 - Closed for Thanksgiving

November 24, 2017 - Festival of Gingerbread opens

November 25, 2017 - Handprint Reindeer Puppet, 1-4pm, $1 plus admission

November 26, 2017- Legend of the Gingerbread Ornament, 1-4pm, $1 plus admission

November 28, 2017 - Free Night, 5-9pm, Sponsored by AEP Indiana Michigan Power

December 2, 2017 - Santa Claus at the History Center, 1-4pm

December 3, 2017 - Storytelling, 1-4pm, presented by Big    Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana

December 9, 2017 -  Science of Sugary Structures, 1-4pm,  presented by Science Central, $3 plus admission

December 10, 2017 - Cookie Decorating Party, 1-4pm, $1 plus admission

December 10, 2017 - Closing day of the Festival

Special Festival Hours
(unless otherwise noted):

Monday through Thursday - 9am to 5pm
Friday and Saturday - 9am to 8pm
Sunday - 12pm to 5pm

Museum Admission:


Seniors (65+)--$4.00

Youth (3-17)--$4.00

 Ages 2 & under--free

History Center members--free

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Time Travelers allows members of The History Center access to over 178 reciprocal institutions with over 250 individual museums and historical societies in 43 states. Members of Time Travelers organizations receive a variety of special benefits, such as free admission or gift shop discounts when they visit Time Travelers affiliates. For a listing of member institutions click here. 



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Learn more about the Shields Room, the Barr Street Market, and the Chief Richardville House.


The Heritage Education Fund has raised over $1 million dollars since it's inception!

You can help build a student's knowledge of local and area history by donating to the Heritage Education Fund. All dollars raised in our annual campaign go toward providing free admission to the History Center to school groups in Allen County as well as DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben Counties.

Over 200 school groups have attended in each of the past three school years!

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302 East Berry

 Fort Wayne IN 46802





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