Historic Bremen

Bremen, Indiana

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History Center closed for the holiday

The Bremen History Center (and Historic Depot) will be closed for the holidays. The history center will open again on January 8. The depot will open again in the spring on the first Sunday of each month.

The 132-year history of the Bremen Enquirer

Bremen’s paper of record, The Bremen Enquirer, was founded in November of 1885 by Brook H Bowman (1858-1931). This year marks the end of that 132-year run, as the paper is combined with other local papers in the Pilot-News Group… Continue Reading →

Dick Huff family photo collection

More than 50 photos from the Richard D Huff family are now available on our Flickr account. These were generously donated some years ago along with a binder of recipes. Dick Huff (1899-1980) belonged to the farming Huffs and not… Continue Reading →

Otho & Gertrude Huff family photo collection

More than 150 photos from the Otho and Gertrude [Nufer] Huff family are now available on our Flickr account. These were generously provided by the Steve Huff family for scanning and include some related family and friends. Otho Huff was… Continue Reading →

1918: The end of the Great War

November 11, 1918 was the day the First World War came to a merciful end. More than 200 area boys had served in the military, many in the fields of France and Flanders, and several never returning. In 1943, in… Continue Reading →

Bremen author to appear at Library Nov 14

Kerry L Stevens, graduate of the Bremen High School, will appear at the Bremen Public Library on November 14, 2018, to promote his book Forever Herself: A Son’s Memoir of a Remarkable Woman, about his mother, Berthella May [Whitmyer] Stevens,… Continue Reading →

Huff-Nufer reunion

Huff and Nufer families from all over the country got together on Sunday, November 4, to share photos, family trees, and memories of past relatives, many of whom lived in Bremen. Part of that family ran the Huff furniture store… Continue Reading →

Hans-Nufer family photo collection

More than 200 photos from the Hans and Nufer family are now available on our Flickr account. Most of the collection was the property of Ernestine [Hans] Loughran, whose mother was a Nufer, and donated by Becky Nufer. The collection… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Woodie’s Food Mart

In 2014, Charles Schramm gave a talk at the history center on the history of Woodie’s Food Mart, which started downtown on West Plymouth Street.

History Walk on Fri., Oct 12

Note: as part of this effort, all the downtown buildings have been given history plaques to post in their windows, each explaining the history of the buildings, including when they were built, who built them, and what businesses they were home to thru their history.

1838: Potawatomi removed from Marshall county in “Trail of Death”

It is appropriate to mark, on this Indigenous Peoples’ Day, that this year marks the 180th anniversary of the removal of the Potawatomi from Marshall county in what became known as the Trail of Death. This article from the 1838… Continue Reading →

Historic depot & history center open Sunday, Oct. 7

Both the Bremen Historic Depot and the the Bremen History Center will be open on Sunday September 2 from 2 to 4. Derek Jensen will be available at the History Center to help answer questions and explore with you some of your family’s history.
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.


Welcome, BHS class of 1973

On Saturday, 10/6/2018, the Bremen High School class of 1973 will visit the history center from 1 to 4. Docents will be available to guide visitors thru the exhibits. Derek Jensen will be available to show our digital collection and… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Koontz Hardware

In 2014, Kent Koontz gave a talk at the history center on the history of Koontz Hardware store, sold in 2017 to the Jones family and called Yoder Hardware.

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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