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The George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series 

     In 1993, while serving on the board of directors at the History Center, the Rev. George R. Mather      proposed a series of free Sunday afternoon lectures on topics that influenced Fort Wayne and          Allen County history. This lecture series has been renamed in his memory.

  •    October 1, 2017 - Rev. Dr. Gary Erdos presents "Lutherans on the Frontier:          From Luther and Germany to a New World"

  •    November 5, 2017 - Dr. Timothy L. Wilkerson presents "Walking Backwards:        Fort Wayne's Colonial French Past and the Writing of History"

   January 7, 2018 - Jason Kissel presents "ACRES Land Trust: Preserving Places                                        and Their History"

        February 4, 2018 - Dr. Alfred Brothers, Jr. presents "The Fort Wayne Colored Giants"

        March 4, 2018 - Cynthia Thies presents "Lesser-Known First Ladies - 1865 to 1892: From the                 Farms to the Factories-The Age of Invention and Industry"

        April 1, 2018 - Kayleen Reusser presents "They Did It for Honor: Stories of American World War II           Veterans"

        May 6, 2018 - Jim Pickett presents "1790 Old Northwest and the Battle of Kekionga"

        June 3, 2018 - Connie Haas Zuber presents "Great Alleys of Fort Wayne: Yesterday, Today and               Tomorrow

The George R. Mather Lecture Series is made possible with support from the Dunsire Family Foundation.

All lectures in this series are free to the public and begin at 2 p.m.  



Miami Indian Heritage Days

Watch here for next years' schedule!

Barr Street Farmers Market


                 The Barr Street Market c. 1893 (left) and the Barr Street Market today.

                        See you next year!

Festival of Gingerbread

Thank you for another fabulous year!


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