Historic Bremen

Bremen, Indiana

Visit the History Center and Historic Depot!

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The Bremen History Center is located at 111 N. Center St. in the one-time hotel/bank in the center of Bremen, Indiana. It is open to visitors, free of charge: Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The first Sunday of… 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 →

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 →

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