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: 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 →

History Chat: Dr Charles Hassel on the Air Force and dentistry

The next History Chat of 2018 will feature Dr Charles Hassel discussing his service in the Air Force and his career as a dentist, on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 10:30 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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1958: Heaviest Man dies in Bremen 60 years ago today

Robert Earl Hughes was a tall, wall-eyed country boy who grew up in Missouri who became the heaviest human being alive, tipping the scales at over 1,041 pounds—that is, until July 10, 1958, when he was laid low by the… Continue Reading →

Donation of library table

Our thanks to Dick Kares, who generously donated a beautiful library table to the Bremen History Center this week for use as part of an enhanced research center. Look for more changes to come in the near future. Our research… Continue Reading →

1948: The Corner

Dudley and Marj Stoller built The Corner lunch room and soda fountain in 1948. It was never really on the corner of US 6 and SR 331, but originally its parking lot was. In 1952, the Stollers sold the restaurant… Continue Reading →

Dietrich family collection

We welcomed the donation of the Erma [Dietrich] Cook collection of Dietrich family photographs and documents recently. These were preserved and donated by Gary and Joyce Clyde of Seattle, Washington, who cared for Erma in the final two decades of… Continue Reading →

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