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History Center

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This museum is small but well done. It explored the prehistoric until today. It is a tribute that... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Donnagay A
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Kaysville, Utah
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Impressive holdings in a beautiful building!

The History Center has an amazing collection of documents and artifacts that document the history... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
OpenToNewAdventures
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Fort Wayne, IN
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As the name implies, the organization is a history museum which collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets objects and images which relate to past people and events of the local community. Founded in 1921, the Society has grown from a small...more
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302 E Berry St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-2708
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This museum is small but well done. It explored the prehistoric until today. It is a tribute that they have utilized an original building to house history. Worth the time to visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Donnagay A
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The History Center has an amazing collection of documents and artifacts that document the history of this geographical area. There is an array of material about the founding of the city. The building itself provides a window into times gone by, including the old jail...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A visit here allows a tourist or local resident to uncover many of the significant contributions to the city’s economic history. Worth the time and effort! Try it!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank DennyB510
Reviewed 26 March 2018

First off, I have to disclose that my husband and I are huge history buffs. We have visited several cities and towns for the purpose of visiting museums, learning about its architectural history and enjoying local food. We had high hopes for Fort Wayne since...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Melissa J
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The director was wonderful and helpful, the room was beautiful, and the building unique and interesting for our guests.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

A visit here allows a tourist or local resident to uncover many of the significant contributions to the city’s economic history. Worth the time and effort!

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank DennyB510
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This was City Hall and the police station for many years. Morphing into the History Center is a logical use for the building. Fort Wayne is the home of many inventions including the automatic gas pump and television. In addition, they host meetings and private...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank DixieLB
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Ft. Wayne History Center is quite educational and interesting. There are several rooms of displays dating back to from before the city was founded up to present times. Most of the exhibits are on one floor, but if you go up to the second...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank X7427ACcharlesr
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The. History. Museum. In. The. Old. City. Hall. Had. Lots. Of. Enjoyable memorable Seen. Displays. That. We're. Not. In. Other. Museums we. Visited. On this. Trip. Not large. But. Good. In. Quality

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank rileypickles
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This is a museum. They have done an excellent job of gathering local history and presenting it in an interesting fashion. This building is beautiful! It is the former city hall/jail. Be sure to visit the jail in the basement. The kids always find this...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Alane J
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