The first Sunday of the month, the Allen County–Fort Wayne Historical Society presents the George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series. The series consists of a number of informative lectures presented by subject-matter experts, in an effort to educate the community on local history and often to illuminate the role that Allen County people and events have played in the broader scope of national and international affairs.
This month’s lecture is “A History of the Allen County Bar and Courts, 1824–2019,” presented by Don Doxsee. Doxsee, regarded as the unofficial history of the Allen County courthouse, will describe how government, law and the legal community played an important role in the transformation of Allen County, from an isolated community surrounded by forests and swamps, to a modern industrial city. The story includes tales of murder trials, hangings, robberies and an Irish civil war. Doxsee recently wrote a book with the same title as the lecture, and he’ll sell and sign copies after the presentation.
For more information, email the History Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 260.426.2882.
This program received funding from an Indiana Humanities Action Grant.