The History Center

About The History Center

We tell the story of northeast Indiana from the Miami Indians to Anthony Wayne to the inventions of the modern age which made Allen County and Fort Wayne a center for entrepreneurship.See Anthony Wayne's camp bed, a perspective on magnet wire and its many uses, the former City Council Chambers and the old jail in the building that was once City Hall. Kids will enjoy our interactives and all ages will have a closeup look at a city and county with a diverse history. The History Center also owns the National Historic Landmark Chief Richardville House at 5705 Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne. The Chief's home is open the first Saturday of every month from May-November. You can tour the home and learn more about Miami culture. Keep up-to-date on our work and activities via our website, our blog ( and our Facebook Page. Behind the History Center you will find the historic Barr Street Market, site of a Farmer's Market all summer long each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jewelry, crafts and even art projects for the kids as well as live music are a part of the Barr Street Market. We also offer lectures throughout the year and each a Festival of Gingerbread.