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 virtual lecture is “Centennial Heritage: 100 Years of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society” presented by Todd Maxwell Pelfrey. Founded by 141 local history enthusiasts on February 12, 1921, over the past century the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society has become one of the largest such agencies in the Midwest and stewards one of the nation’s largest anthologies of locally historical materials. Today, the History Center boasts three historical sites and serves 80,000 patrons each year through a vibrant and engaging array of exhibits, programs, publications and interpretations that reflect our community’s unique heritage and distinct history from the glacial period through the early twenty-first century.
For a link to the virtual lecture, contact email@example.com. Links will be sent one hour prior to the lecture.
This program received funding from an Indiana Humanities Action Grant.