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 →

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 →

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 →

FREE ICE CREAM at the depot July 1

The Historic Bremen B&O Depot will be open on Sunday, July 1, 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 June 28, 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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Sauer-Schurr family photos

On June 13, cousins Michelle Blough and Bruce Beehler came to meet with Historic Bremen volunteers to discuss their family history in Michiana. Their Sauer and Schurr family roots center around Bremen and Madison township in St Joe county. They… Continue Reading →

1963 – Bremen gets a public swimming pool

The warm weather has returned, and summer is just around the corner. Back in the early 1960s, when air conditioning was not common in these parts, people yearned for a refreshing dip in a clean, well-maintained swimming pool. Moms wrote… Continue Reading →

Summer hours: depot open June 3

The Historic Bremen B&O Depot will be open on Sunday, June 3, from 2 to 4 PM. 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 May 31, 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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1886 – Baseball chatter gets personal

It’s baseball season again, and here is a reminder that trash talk is nothing new. Click the image to display a larger version.

History Chat: Matt Hassel on the police department

The first history chat of 2018 will feature Matt Hassel discussing the police department, on Thursday, June 21, 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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Summer hours: depot open May 6

The Historic Bremen B&O Depot will be open on Sunday, May 6, from 2 to 4 PM. 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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Huff-Nufer family

In February, members of the Huff family visited the History Center and reviewed family research with this author. We found census and obituary documents, viewed family photos in our collection and theirs, and uncovered numerous articles in the archives of… Continue Reading →

Doc Bowen’s 100th

February 26 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Doc Bowen. On Sunday, volunteers of Historic Bremen visited the Bethel College exhibit of his life and memorabilia. Otis R Bowen was born February 26, 1918, near Rochester, Indiana, to… Continue Reading →

Tame Squirrels for Longcliff Patients

Logansport State Hospital, the state psychiatric hospital, was originally called Longcliff Hospital for the Insane. It was relatively common for folks from all over northern Indiana, including Bremen, to be sent there, since few mental disorders, including senile dementia, could… Continue Reading →

Valentine customs through the years

In the late 1800s, Valentine’s Day was not merely a day for giving gifts to your sweetheart. There was also a tradition of sending ugly comic Valentines to those you disliked. Valentine’s Day was also an occasion for masked balls,… Continue Reading →

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