Coming Up at the History Center:

Open Now - 200@200 - To Govern and Serve

November 1 - 200@200 opens

November 5 & 6 - Traders Days at the Chief Richardville House. Shop for traditional crafts, goods, & ware, enjoy hands-on demonstrations, and interactive educational programs. Free to the public. Saturday from 10am - 5pm, Sunday from 12pm - 4pm.

November 6 - George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series featuring Cindy Thies. Lesser Known First Ladies 1825-1853 - Concurrent Events on the Frontier, Indiana, Allen County, and Fort Wayne. Lecture begins at 2pm. 

November 22 - Festival of Gingerbread Preview Gala 2016. 5:30 to 7:30pm. Make your reservation here.

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Museum Hours

10am - 5pm Monday - Friday

12 - 5pm Saturday & First Sunday

Free Parking  --  Handicap Accessible

Museum Admission:


Seniors (65+)--$4.00

Youth (3-17)--$4.00

 Ages 2 & under--free

History Center members--free           

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  • Donate to the Heritage Education Fund
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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. 


Virtual Exhibits

Click here to see our latest virtual exhibits!

Host Your Event at the History Center

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!

Donate here

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The History Center

302 East Berry

 Fort Wayne IN 46802





The History Center  is a funded member of Arts United.


The History Center | 302 East Berry Street | Fort Wayne, Indiana | 46802 | v. 260.426.2882 | f. 260.424.4419
Home of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society

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