Historic Bremen

Bremen, Indiana

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

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: 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 →

History Chat: Tom Teghtmeyer on Abe Lincoln

Abraham_Lincoln The next history chat will feature Tom Teghtmeyer, discussing Abraham Lincoln, on Thursday, May 19, 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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Historic Bremen annual meeting

Historic Bremen had its annual meeting last night, and former auto mechanic and police chief Jim Brown gave the talk. He told a little about his childhood—including scrounging scraps out of the Kimble’s trash so he and friends could wrap… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Keith Board’s wood carving

Keith Board gave a well-received History Chat this morning in the Mural Room of the P E Dietrich building in downtown Bremen. There were about a dozen in attendance as Mr. Board (he was a high school shop teacher for… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Lowell Roberts on Bremen’s Civil War heritage

Back in 2013, Bremen resident Lowell Roberts gave a talk at the Bremen Public Library during the Historic Bremen annual board meeting. He addressed the residents and family of those who fought in the Civil War, the campaigns they participated… Continue Reading →

Oct. 15 History Chat: Keith Board on his wood carvings

The next history chat will feature high school teacher Keith Board, discussing his wood carvings on October 15, 2015 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.

The next history chat will feature high school teacher Keith Board, discussing his wood carvings on October 15, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Please enter by the old bank entrance at the corner of Plymouth and Center. Those who attend find… Continue Reading →

Sept. 17 History Chat: Maria Mikel on the Indiana bicentennial

The next history chat will feature Maria Mikel, discussing the 2016 Indiana bicentennial celebration and Bremen's involvement on September 17, 2015 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.

The next history chat will feature Maria Mikel, discussing the 2016 Indiana bicentennial celebration and Bremen’s involvement on September 17, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Please enter by the old bank entrance at the corner of Plymouth and Center. Those who… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Dean Kimble and Kimble Furs

August 25, Dean Kimble, the 97-year-old former proprietor of Kimble Furs in Bremen, gave a History Chat at the Bremen History Center on the fur business over his 50+ years in it.

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