Historic Bremen

Bremen, Indiana

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Historical and community-related informal lecture and discussion, recorded for future enjoyment

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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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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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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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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History Chat: Life in the Amish community

In 2016, Mary Ellen Kauffman and Miriam Hochstetler gave a talk at the history center on their lives growing up in the Amish community and their later interactions with them.

History Chat: Al Suttor on Bremen Bible Church

In 2010, Al Suttor gave a History Chat on the history of the Bremen Bible Church, which began in Bremen in 1924 as the Apostolic Christian Church. Click any image to view a larger version.

History Chat: Calvin Koontz on his life & family

The next history chat will feature Calvin Koontz discussing his life experiences and family, on Thursday, October 19, 2017, 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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History Chat: Dean Kimble on growing up in the 1920s & 30s

Dean Kimble, son of Walter and Bertha [Dettbrenner] Kimble, gave a wonderful talk in 2009 on growing up in Bremen in the 1920s and 30s. Among other things, he talked about his grandfather, blacksmith August Dettbrenner, as well as his… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Carolyn Rahe on saving barns

Carolyn Rahe is the daughter of Dr George Meyer, a veterinarian who came to Bremen in the early 1960s. Growing up on a farm, she became interested in livestock and barns and has become a passionate advocate for saving local… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Bob Carrico on St Christopher’s Workshop

In 2010, Bob Carrico gave a History Chat on his family’s business. His parents, Jerry and Ruth Carrico, create a business shortly after World War 2 fabricating light fixtures, altars, baptistries, and many other furnishings for churches all over America…. Continue Reading →

History Chat: Derek Jensen on Researching Your Family History

The next history chat will feature Derek Jensen explaining how to research your family history online, on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 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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History Chat: Kent Koontz on Koontz Hardware

This year, the Koontz family sold Koontz Hardware to Yoder Hardware of Shipshewana. In 2014, Kent Koontz gave a History Chat explaining the founding and history of the store that means so much to his family and residents of Bremen…. Continue Reading →

History Chat: Dick Kares & his amazing collection

The Thursday, July 21, History Chat featured Dick Kares showing and curating his extensive collection of Bremeniana. He brought just a small portion of his collection, including postcards, calendar, fire department ribbon, and other artifacts. There was a terrific turnout… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Bill Butler on his WW2 tank service

Born in 1918, Bill Butler joined the US Army in 1941 and drove tanks in North Africa and Italy in some of the most momentous battles of the war. Our thanks to Bill!

History Chat season kicks off with Teghtmeyer on Lincoln

Tom Teghtmeyer kicked off the 2016 History Chats on May 17 with an interesting talk on the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln. It was a well-attended and appreciated discussion. Rest of the 2016 schedule: June 16 — Maria Mikel… Continue Reading →

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