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History tour today!

Starting at 2 o’clock, Historic Bremen and Marshall County Historical Society will be conducting a 90-minute tour of some of Bremen’s beautiful and historical houses, business blocks, and churches. The tour will use the Blueberry Festival trams, which seat about… Continue Reading →

Tom McPherron sports collection

Tom McPherron passed away in 2018 at the age of 84. He was known for his career as a math teacher and coach at Bremen High School, which lasted from 1966 to 1996, and for his career in the military… Continue Reading →

Sharing Bremen Memories July 25

The next "Sharing Bremen Memories" session will be July 25, 2019 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, summer, 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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1977: The Mint Still opens

Hilton Swain was a Michiana banker and his wife Susie was a nurse when, in 1977, they decided to start a restaurant in Bremen. LaFree Lumber and Construction built them a large facility designed to resemble an L-shaped barn on… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Frank DeSantis

The next History Chat of 2019 is Frank DeSantis, Bremen’s long-time teacher and coach, on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Please enter by the old bank entrance at the corner of Plymouth and Center. Those who attend find… Continue Reading →

1859: D(r)unkards?

The Church of the Brethren was once knows as the “Dunkard” church, owing to the practice of baptism, or “dunking”, like the Baptists. There weren’t many churches in German township at the time, so this would likely have been either… Continue Reading →

Sharing Bremen Memories June 27

The first "Sharing Bremen Memories" session of the year will be June 27, 2019 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, summer, 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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Marylin (Cripe) Haines family collection

Brandon Rowe has passed along a digital album of wonderful school photos from the 1920s and ’30s, when his grandmother’s sister, Mary Young, was a teacher. Many of these are her personal copies, and she labeled the students. The collection… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Don Bunge

The first History Chat of 2019 is Don Bunge, Bremen’s long-time football coach and teacher, on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Please enter by the old bank entrance at the corner of Plymouth and Center. Those who attend… Continue Reading →

Genealogy night at the history center

Come to the Mural Room in the Bremen Senior Apartments on June 5 at 6:30 for a genealogy talk by Derek Jensen. This is presented in conjunction with the library as an extension of their Genealogy 101 program in February…. Continue Reading →

Sharing Bremen Memories May 23

The first "Sharing Bremen Memories" session of the year will be May 23, 2019 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, summer, 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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Dietrich-Sheetz family collection

In late April, this author met with Phyllis [Sheetz] Borkholder, who offered a large number of digital photos and some physical photos for our collection. These included a family scrapbook and four family photo collections that include Sheetz, Berger, and… Continue Reading →

RCA Cunningham Radiotron radio tube boxes

Bill Parton of Sturgis, MI, sent us a box of boxes. They appear to be little boxes that, when assembled in order, form a kind of representation of a larger box of the sort that would have contained an RCA… Continue Reading →

Old Lutheran church as community center

Bremen Community Cares and Historic Bremen, along with Expressions Dance Studio, invite you to come to the old Lutheran church at 214 E South St on April 22, 2019, at 6 PM for a discussion of saving and renovating the… Continue Reading →

Then & Now: E Plymouth service station

Prior to the 1930s, the north side of E Plymouth St was fully developed along the 100 block. Some of those buildings are still there, albeit greatly changed, but the ones at the east end are all gone. In 1935,… Continue Reading →

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