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2020 time capsule

Historic Bremen and the Town of Bremen are putting together a 50-year time capsule to be buried in the bench wall planter in front of the town hall at the corner of W Plymouth and S Center streets. We plan… Continue Reading →

2005: Bremen’s painted hydrants

In 2005, Jacob Bennitt (currently serving in the US Navy aboard the USS Harry Truman) took pictures of 47 of the painted hydrants in Bremen. He used an early model of digital camera to capture the pictures for a school… Continue Reading →

Doc Bowen book

Historic Bremen newest publication is here! Otis R. Bowen; From Farm Boy to Governor: A Life, a 26-page biography of Indiana’s 44th governor (and long-time Bremen physician) has been released for distribution.  The book is intended for elementary children, particularly… Continue Reading →

Oct 31: Bremen arts and crafts meeting

What is Bremen Arts Collective? Currently, it’s a spark of idea, sort of like kindling, just waiting for artisans, makers, craftspeople, and art lovers like you to ignite it with your input and ideas! Join us at 1:00 p.m. on… Continue Reading →

1940: Bremen Firemen’s Festival

COVID-19 put the kibosh on Bremen’s annual Firemen’s Festival, which had seen annual festivities since 1940. The Bremen Agricultural Society had run a popular agricultural fair in the fall from 1889 to 1919; the fair grounds were sold in 1920…. Continue Reading →

Tax Relief for Heritage Barns

Do you have a barn built before 1950 that is of post-and-beam construction using wood pegs? The Indiana Tax Code provides a property tax deduction for heritage barns like yours. (2) “Heritage barn” means a mortise and tenon barn that… Continue Reading →

1913 – Streets paved with brick

The 2020 road work on SR 106 thru Bremen and related street work on Center Street has revealed the original brick paving on Bremen’s main streets. In 1911, the town began to consider the need to pave its streets, as… Continue Reading →

2020 – Bremen Community Cares porch decoration contest

Bremen Community Cares is holding a porch decorating contest this year for Independence Day. Check out the flyer or go to their Bremen Community Cares Main Street on Facebook.

Historic depot closed for summer – History center open

Historic Bremen likes to open the Historic Bremen Depot on the first Sunday of each month during the summer, but with Marshall county having become a COVID-19 hot spot, we have decided not to open it this year. We continue… Continue Reading →

1918 – “Spanish influenza” pandemic comes to Bremen

In 1918, a new and virulent strain of influenza swept the world, killing tens of millions. The spread was worsened by the fact that Europe was embroiled in the Great War, later to be called World War One. Recruits came… Continue Reading →

2020: COVID-19

The Bremen History Center is still closed for the time being, as the COVID-19 coronavirus keeps most Americans at home. But we remain aware that history must be recorded in order to be preserved. So we have collected photos of… Continue Reading →

2019 – Google Street View of Bremen

If you’re not familiar with Google Street View, it is a feature of Google Maps that shows the view along roads and streets from the perspective of Google’s trucks that bristle with cameras. As the truck moves, it periodically takes… Continue Reading →

Old Lutheran Church renovation – open house March 8, 3 PM

This week, Historic Bremen purchased the old Lutheran Church on South Street known as The Gathering Place. The property had been owned and cared for by Kent Koontz since 2002. In addition, for the past 60 days, a volunteer group… Continue Reading →

Historic Bremen annual meeting

The annual meeting of the members of Historic Bremen will be on Thursday, January 23, at 6:30PM at the old Lutheran church on E South St. Refreshments will be served. The speaker will be Dale Borkholder, who grew up Amish… Continue Reading →

1903 – Organ destruction

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