2023 Historic Bremen Annual Meeting

Join us for the Historic Bremen annual meeting, where I will discuss the history of the Senff Wood Products property west of town and its future as the Bremen Arts Collective Workshop.

1918: Happy New Year

At the end of 1918, the armistice had just been signed on November 11, and Americans were looking forward to a brighter future.

1929 – Christmas hunting and gifts

In 1929, the Senff family gathered for Christmas at their farm on 6th Rd, in the southeast corner of German township. The ladies posed with their gifts, which included a coffee pot, and the men posed with their catch, a… Continue Reading →

1973: St Joe Street Becomes Bowen Avenue

Bremen residents were awfully proud of their family doctor getting elected governor of the whole state. The moment he was elected, they decided to name a street for him. The one they chose was on the west side and had… Continue Reading →

1948 – We Won’t Boo – How About You?

In 1948, the Bremen Hi-Y club at the school decided a little good sportsmanship spirit was warranted at basketball games and created a sign that remained in the gymnasium until it was remodeled in 1987-88. The sign, apparently encouraged nationally… Continue Reading →

Gingerbread Man

Are you looking for a gingerbread man at the History Center? He’s in the window!

Christmas Decoration Lighting Ceremony

The Annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony will take place November 23 at 6:30 in the downtown area.

November 5: Charity Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament to benefit Historic Bremen

UPDATE: The poker tournament was a great success. We raised nearly $5000 to benefit Historic Bremen! Thanks again to the sponsors, organizers, and players! Saturday, November 5, 2022 6:30pm   Check In 7:00pm   Play Starts Location: St. Isadore’s Hall, 803 W… Continue Reading →

The 132-year history of the Bremen Enquirer

Note: This article was first posted December 17, 2018. It has been updated and improved with new research. Bremen’s paper of record, The Bremen Enquirer, was founded in November of 1885 by Brook H Bowman (1858-1931). 2018 marked the end… Continue Reading →

Remembering Calvin Koontz

We say goodbye to our friend Calvin Koontz, a regular at the Historic Bremen Sharing Bremen Memories gatherings. Calvin shared stories and allowed us to scan many of his family photos over the years. His wit and knowledge will be… Continue Reading →

Maps of Bremen

We have built up quite an impressive collection of digital maps of Bremen, Indiana, over the last several years. From as far back as 1872 to fairly recent times, we have some quite detailed and high-resolution images. You can find… Continue Reading →

Sep 9: Bremen Brown Bag at County Museum

Marshall County Historical Society Museum is sponsoring a Brown Bag Event (bring your lunch) on Friday, September 9, 2022, from Noon – 1:00 p.m. at the museum at 123 N. Michigan Street in Plymouth. Historic downtown Bremen has transformed in… Continue Reading →

2002 – 2022: Historic Bremen anniversary event videos

Today, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Historic Bremen as an organization. We hosted a brief program at the Historic B&O Depot with speakers Kurt Garner (Marshall County historian), RT Henke (Historic Bremen historian), and Matt VanSoest (Bremen Community Cares)…. Continue Reading →

Historic Bremen 20th Anniversary at the Depot!

Sunday, August 28, Historic Bremen invites the public to an event to celebrate its 20th anniversary. There will be a short program of speakers and well as ice cream and cookies. Sunday, August 28, 2022 – 2:00 p.m. Historic B&O… Continue Reading →

1930s: Hard Times & Bad Roads

Roy Molebash was a mail carrier in the 1930s whose route took him north of Bremen to deliver to Madison township residents with Bremen addresses. He seems to have had a sense of humor about the more difficult parts of… Continue Reading →

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