Historic Bremen

Bremen, Indiana

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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 →

A request for yearbooks

Historic Bremen has a collection of yearbooks in its office library and in its reference shelf in the history center itself. But we have fewer copies than we’d like for both areas, and in some cases we have none at… Continue Reading →

1898: murder, mines, and melodrama (and cross-dressing)

In one photo of the old agricultural fair’s harness racing event, you can see the judges’ stand draped with an advertisement for the Bremen Opera House production The Silent Witness, by Forbes Heermans (apparently attributed to Horace C Dale by… Continue Reading →

The Marshall St grocery

In 1909, a building was removed to make room for a new hotel built by Peter E Dietrich, a building which today houses the Bremen Senior Living apartments and the Bremen History Center. The old building was moved to N… Continue Reading →

Valentine by postal proxy

The Enquirer published this little pre-Valentine tale January 30, 1886. How much of it is true is impossible to tell. The postmaster at the time was John Bauer, Jr., who would have been 49. As a reminder that Bremen was… Continue Reading →

1971: Lions vs Panthers

A photo from the Bremen Enquirer collection. You can see others from the 1970s and ’80s in the Flickr album.

History Center closed for weather – 29 Jan 2019

The Bremen History Center is closed today due to weather. We expect to be open next Tuesday, Feb 5, as the weather improves.

1903: Tortillas come to Bremen

In 1898, America fought the Spanish-American War in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and islands in the Pacific, leading to further action in the Philippines and then the so-called Banana Wars in South and Central America. This introduced many Americans to Latin… Continue Reading →

Annual Meeting & Program Jan. 24

The annual meeting of Historic Bremen, Inc. will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the historic P. E. Dietrich building, 103 W Plymouth St., Bremen. There will be a business meeting… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Keith Board’s wood carving

Historic Bremen board member and woodworking, botany, and photography enthusiast Keith Board has passed away. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his wife Patty and son Brandon and other family and friends. Keith had a passion for architecture and history… Continue Reading →

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 →

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