Historic Bremen

Bremen, Indiana

Visit the History Center and Historic Depot!

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The Bremen History Center is located at 111 N. Center St. in the one-time hotel/bank in the center of Bremen, Indiana. It is open to visitors, free of charge: Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The first Sunday of… Continue Reading →

History Walk on Fri., Oct 12

Note: as part of this effort, all the downtown buildings have been given history plaques to post in their windows, each explaining the history of the buildings, including when they were built, who built them, and what businesses they were home to thru their history.

1838 – Potawatomi removed from Marshall county in “Trail of Death”

It is appropriate to mark, on this Indigenous Peoples’ Day, that this year marks the 180th anniversary of the removal of the Potawatomi from Marshall county in what became known as the Trail of Death. This article from the 1838… Continue Reading →

Historic depot & history center open Sunday, Oct. 7

Both the Bremen Historic Depot and the the Bremen History Center will be open on Sunday September 2 from 2 to 4. Derek Jensen will be available at the History Center to help answer questions and explore with you some of your family’s history.
The depot and history center are open on the first Sunday of the month during the summer hours period, which extends from late spring to early fall.

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Welcome, BHS class of 1973

On Saturday, 10/6/2018, the Bremen High School class of 1973 will visit the history center from 1 to 4. Docents will be available to guide visitors thru the exhibits. Derek Jensen will be available to show our digital collection and… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Koontz Hardware

In 2014, Kent Koontz gave a talk at the history center on the history of Koontz Hardware store, sold in 2017 to the Jones family and called Yoder Hardware.

History Chat: Don Harrison on local schools

The next History Chat of 2018 will feature retired Bremen shop teacher Keith Board discussing the Bremen walking tour he created some years ago (booklets on sale at the history center), on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Please enter by the old bank entrance at the corner of Plymouth and Center. Those who attend find the talks very interesting. Come and bring a friend and enjoy the morning.

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Marshall County Historical Society’s “A Night to Remember”

The Marshall County Historical Society & Tri Kappa Sorority are hosting a “A Night to Remember” in downtown Plymouth on Friday evening, September 14 from 5- 7 PM! Experience Old-Fashioned Days in downtown Plymouth the way it used to be… Continue Reading →

Remembering Flora Bowser

We are remembering Flora M Bowser (1920–2018) who served on the Board of Directors of Historic Bremen from 2005 to 2008 during the development time for Historic Bremen, Inc. and the preservation of the Historic Bremen Railroad Depot. Flora was… Continue Reading →

Historic depot & history center open Sunday, Sep. 2

Both the Bremen Historic Depot and the the Bremen History Center will be open on Sunday September 2 from 2 to 4. Derek Jensen will be available at the History Center to help answer questions and explore with you some of your family’s history.
The depot and history center are open on the first Sunday of the month during the summer hours period, which extends from late spring to early fall.

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Sharing Bremen Memories

The next "Sharing Bremen Memories" session will be August 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the Mural Meeting Room at 103 W. Plymouth St. These gatherings are always on the fourth Thursday of the month in spring, summmer, and fall.
Derek Jensen will facilitate the session using the websites picture, maps, and newspaper clippings. Not only will memories be discussed, you will see many of them on the screen. Everyone interested in hearing and discussing Bremen memories is invited to attend.
Your memories make the talks more interesting. Feel free to bring photos, artifacts, and other memories. Come and bring a friend and enjoy the morning.

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General David W Hiester uniforms

Darrell [Hiester] Painter, daughter of Brigadier General David W Hiester, stopped by to offer a suitcase full of her father’s uniforms and services medals today. They are loaned to us for evaluation to decide which ones to add to our… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Keith Board on the Bremen walking tour

The next History Chat of 2018 will feature retired Bremen shop teacher Keith Board discussing the Bremen walking tour he created some years ago (booklets on sale at the history center), on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Please enter by the old bank entrance at the corner of Plymouth and Center. Those who attend find the talks very interesting. Come and bring a friend and enjoy the morning.

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FREE ICE CREAM at the depot August 5

The Historic Bremen B&O Depot will be open on Sunday, August 5, from 2 to 4 PM and will feature FREE ICE CREAM for everyone (while supplies last). The Bremen History Center will also be open at that time. The depot and history center are open on the first Sunday of the month during the summer hours period, which extends from late spring to early fall.

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Sharing Bremen Memories

The next "Sharing Bremen Memories" session will be July 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the Mural Meeting Room at 103 W. Plymouth St.
Derek Jensen will facilitate the session using the websites picture, maps, and newspaper clippings. Not only will memories be discussed, you will see many of them on the screen. Everyone interested in hearing and discussing Bremen memories is invited to attend.
Your memories make the talks more interesting. Feel free to bring photos, artifacts, and other memories. Come and bring a friend and enjoy the morning.

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Welcome, BHS class of 1968

The Bremen History Center welcomed the Bremen High School class of 1968 for a tour and reception on Saturday, July 14. About 20 members of the 50th anniversary graduating class attending, among them Jane [Bowser] Adams (pictured), who brought a… Continue Reading →

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