The History Center

By: kmom14

May 02 2014

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Category: Fort Wayne

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Above is the Fort Wayne History Center, which was originally the City Hall for Fort Wayne.   In 1893 it was designed by Fort Wayne architects John F. Wing and Marshall S. Mahurin and then built.   The city’s original jail is also in the building, which is small with only a few cells, but is rumored to be be haunted (the only time they usually have that open to see is when there is a guided tour).

It houses a variety of historical items and a few portraits of people significant to Fort Wayne.

In December, the 2nd floor houses the annual “Festival of Gingerbread” where individuals, Scout Troops, business  and professional bakers and bakeries create and submit amazing displays containing Gingerbread creations that are then judged based on category that is entered into.   If you visit it, it opens up a whole world of possibilities in thinking outside the box when it comes to gingerbread houses and creations.

At the present time, it costs $6 for adults, $4 for children 3-18 and children under 2 are free, and on the last Saturday of each month it is half price (except during the Festival of Gingerbread) and free if you have a membership.

They also participate in a Time Travelers program that reciprocates 77 other  institutions with over 250 individual museums and historical societies in 43 states.

For more information visit Fort Wayne History Center’s website

 

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