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 Chat: Larry Kipfer

The next History Chat of 2019 is Larry Kipfer, long-time director of Bremen parks, on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Please enter by the old bank entrance at the corner of Plymouth and Center. Those who attend find… Continue Reading →

Yearbook acquisitions

Our request for yearbooks has been successful, and we have acquired numerous yearbooks recently that we wanted for our collection. Our new list is much shorter: 1902 (“Oracle” published every 4 years) 1959 1960 1965 (we have none at all)… Continue Reading →

Bremen Iron & Metal

Bremen Iron & Metal Co. was founded in 1943 in Bremen by the Ochstein brothers–Charles, Isaac, Sam, & Abe–after buying the Bremen Junk & Wrecking Yard from Claude Mitchel in 1942. They moved from Maple & Whitlock (now a residential… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Randy Sriver

The next History Chat of 2019 is Randy Sriver, long-time teacher at Bremen High School, on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Please enter by the old bank entrance at the corner of Plymouth and Center. Those who attend… Continue Reading →

Historic depot & history center open Sunday, Sep. 1

Both the Bremen Historic Depot and the the Bremen History Center will be open on Sunday September 1 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. Feel free to bring him a birthday cake!
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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History Chat: John Zentz

On October 18, 2018, John Zentz delivered a History Chat for Historic Bremen in the Mural Room of the PE Dietrich building. He covered his career as a barber as well as his life of service to Republican party politics.

History Chat: Bruce Jennings

The next History Chat of 2019 is Bruce Jennings, Bremen’s long-time high school principal, on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Please enter by the old bank entrance at the corner of Plymouth and Center. Those who attend find… Continue Reading →

Historic depot & history center open Sunday, Aug. 4

Both the Bremen Historic Depot and the the Bremen History Center will be open on Sunday August 4 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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History tour today!

Starting at 2 o’clock, Historic Bremen and Marshall County Historical Society will be conducting a 90-minute tour of some of Bremen’s beautiful and historical houses, business blocks, and churches. The tour will use the Blueberry Festival trams, which seat about… Continue Reading →

Tom McPherron sports collection

Tom McPherron passed away in 2018 at the age of 84. He was known for his career as a math teacher and coach at Bremen High School, which lasted from 1966 to 1996, and for his career in the military… Continue Reading →

Sharing Bremen Memories July 25

The next "Sharing Bremen Memories" session will be July 25, 2019 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, summer, 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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1977: The Mint Still opens

Hilton Swain was a Michiana banker and his wife Susie was a nurse when, in 1977, they decided to start a restaurant in Bremen. LaFree Lumber and Construction built them a large facility designed to resemble an L-shaped barn on… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Frank DeSantis

The next History Chat of 2019 is Frank DeSantis, Bremen’s long-time teacher and coach, on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Please enter by the old bank entrance at the corner of Plymouth and Center. Those who attend find… Continue Reading →

1859: D(r)unkards?

The Church of the Brethren was once knows as the “Dunkard” church, owing to the practice of baptism, or “dunking”, like the Baptists. There weren’t many churches in German township at the time, so this would likely have been either… Continue Reading →

Sharing Bremen Memories June 27

The first "Sharing Bremen Memories" session of the year will be June 27, 2019 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, summer, 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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