Throughout its 82 year history, The Waynedale News has collected, recorded and archived historical information and photos. For the first time in Waynedale history, these records will soon be released (in 2015) to the public in the form of a printed book. The Waynedale History Book will cover topic
Musicians, Jugglers, Living Statues, Stilt Walkers and pyrotechnics are the first five reasons why this year’s BuskerFest promises to be five times the fun! The Downtown Improvement District is hosting its locally renowned event BuskerFest on the Last Saturday of June – Featuring
Fort Wayne is proud to claim it is the home of a true American hero. Colonel Sion Bass was the first Colonel from Indiana to be killed in the Civil War. He was shot on the second day of fighting, in the Battle of Shiloh, April 7, 1862, when his horse became unmanageable almost throwing him off. When
The Gulf station (Midway Gulf) was located at 2912 Lower Huntington Road. Ivan D. Bailey operated the station between 1959-1962. Jerry Bailey was between 9-12 years old at the time. His father was also the owner/operator of Ivan D. Bailey Trucking, located on Indianapolis Road, where Jerry
Sponsored by the History Center, Miami Indian Heritage Days programs take place on the first Saturday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m., May through November, and feature local artists, performers, and representatives from the Miami Indians and other Native American groups demonstrating aspects of t
“Love others as much as you love yourself,” Jesus told his followers. These words are considerably more than a sugary Sunday School story. For those who take these words to heart, “love others” has profound, life-altering implications, not all of which are warm and fuzz
Waynedale was the dream of a man to have a community in which anyone could build a home to his own design and enjoy suburban life. This unincorporated town of approximately 3,000 residents was situated about three miles southwest of Fort Wayne on State Roads 1 and 3, and was founded on February 15,
The Comfort Quilters began with a desire to be of help to those in need of comfort. The group started with two ladies that met in their homes and shared the love of quilting and works of kindness. They soon outgrew their homes and began meeting in the Waynedale Library. They grew even more. The Waynedale
The 3rd annual Military Symposium will be held in Fort Wayne on October 8-9, sponsored by the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana. Sessions will be held at the Allen County Public Library in Meeting Rooms A-B.
With the approaching sesquicentennial of the Civil War, all six classes will be
The History Center successfully purchased seven pieces from the auction of Farnsworth items Saturday, June 18.
The highlight of the day was the purchase of a large advertising banner, dated 1940 and reading in part “Farnsworth Radio…from the home of television”. The home of
Established through the foresight of civic leaders long gone, Lindenwood Cemetery is a well-known Fort Wayne Historic landmark, celebrating a 150th Anniversary.
Twelve civic-minded leaders of the community pulled their personal resources together to purchase the acreage. What started as 15
The past week or so witnessed what the New York Times described as history quietly passing in Turkey when police officers fanned out to make dozens of arrests of chief active and retired military personnel. For Turkish citizens, the newspaper images were unforgettable: young police officers,
The History Center recently acquired two rare, pre-1865 Fort Wayne Police Department badges for its collection, thanks to the efforts of retired police officer James Stahl and the History Center staff. “Since the acquisition of numerous local law enforcement items in 1985, we have been lo
Dr. John Bequette, Assistant Professor of Theology at the University of Saint Francis, will deliver a lecture titled “Christians, Jews and the Holocaust: Coming to Terms with a Troubling Past,” on Thursday, December 3 at 7 p.m. in the North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring Street.
New Life for Historic Passageway
A historic transportation corridor that has evolved with the City is beginning a new era. The City is putting the finishing touches on a four-mile stretch of the Towpath Trail to be used by bikers, joggers, and walkers. “Connecting neighborhoods, in a way we
WABASH-ACRES Land Trust has acquired Hanging Rock National Natural Landmark located near Lagro, Indiana. The former owner whom ACRES Land Trust leased the property from in the 1960s through 1980s, donated the landmark to ACRES in order to ensure its permanent protection. ACRES’ involvem
The History Center commemorates the bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth with the exhibit “The Faces of Lincoln, Part III: Idealizing the Image,” on display April 3 through May 15, 2009.
The Faces of Lincoln is a three-part exhibit that is comprised of holdings from the Jack Smith
Indian Village Community Association is in the process of applying for a National Historic Register designation. In conjunction with the City of Fort Wayne, a consultant from Indianapolis is compiling documentation on the development of the neighborhood since its conception in the 1920
This is the final segment of Miami Nation, presented to the “Fort Wayne Quest Club,” by William R. Clark on October 19, 1993: The Miamis are our local representative of the broader contributions to our nation by Native Americans in general. The variety of specific tangible cont
The Miami Nation was presented to the Fort Wayne Quest Club, October 29, 1993 by William R. Clark Junior: Between the years of 1822 and 1839, Indian agent Samuel Milroy reported the Miami population in Indiana had been reduced to approximately 700 by the deaths of 450 men and 39 women because of alcoho
The inauguration of the U.S. president followed many traditions the forefathers set in place dating back to the first inauguration of President George Washington in 1789.
The first inauguration for Washington occurred April 30, 1789, in front of New York’s Federal Hall. Four years later,
William Wells was known as a man of great courage and action that set the stage for his violent death just two weeks after Chief Little Turtle’s death. General Harrison asked Wells to assist in the evacuation of Fort Dearborn (current day Chicago), back to the relative safety of Fort Wayne.
In commemoration of the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, the History Center presents “Lincoln’s Treasurer: Hugh McCulloch of Fort Wayne” exhibit through June 30, 2009. This exhibit shows how Fort Wayne native Hugh McCulloch shaped Abraham Lincoln’s presidency an
The Peoples Trust and Savings Company was started in 1903 and the clock hung at 913 South Calhoun Street from 1930-1979.
When the building was readied for demolition the clock was taken down and stored at Gerig Sheet Metal. The clock was discovered by John Carpenter of Chapter 26, National Associati
The Miami Nation was presented to the Fort Wayne Quest Club on October 29, 1993 by William R. Clark: Tecumseh’s power peaked perhaps 15 years after war Chief Little Turtle vowed to make peace. The British allied themselves with Tecumseh, but making war against a vastly superior military forc