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 and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The… Continue Reading →

Remembering Dave Holmes

We say goodbye to Dave Holmes, who was instrumental in helping Historic Bremen get established 20 years ago so it could save the Historic B&O Depot. He continued to give advice and legal help for the past 20 years, including… Continue Reading →

Historic Bremen Annual Meeting

Historic Bremen will host its 2022 annual meeting on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 6:30 PM in the Bremen Community and Performing Arts Center (old Lutheran Church on East South St). All members are specifically invited and the meeting is… Continue Reading →

Remembering Lu Town

We say goodbye to our friend Lu Town, who served on the board of directors of Historic Bremen from 2011-2019. She left the board a few years ago for personal reasons but was a warmly missed personality. Her obituary at… Continue Reading →

Theodore Bauer: Bremen’s Barber & Music Man

Theodore Bauer served Bremen as a barber for seven decades, starting in his brother Oliver’s shop in 1896 moving four or five times to shops on N Center street (depending on whether or not you count replacing an old wood-frame… Continue Reading →

Historic Depot Summer Hours: June 5, 2-4

Historic Bremen has resumed summer hours for the Historic B&O Depot. The depot will be open Sunday, June 5, from 2 to 4 PM and the first Sunday of the month until October. The history center will be open at… Continue Reading →

1950 census

Following the 72-year release schedule, the 1950 census became available to the public in April of 2022, and genealogy organizations leapt on it. This census has a significantly different form from previous ones. It is oriented vertically and arranged more… Continue Reading →

1986: The Class of 1986

It’s been 36 years, and yet it only seems like yesterday that the class of 1986 graduated Bremen High School. Here is a substantial part of that class’ senior portraits. If you have more or portraits from other years, we’d… Continue Reading →

Historic Depot Summer Hours: May 1, 2-4

Historic Bremen is resuming our summer hours for the Historic B&O Depot as well as the Bremen History Center. The depot will be open Sunday, May 1, from 2 to 4 PM and the first Sunday of the month until… Continue Reading →

1860s: Link & Fink sawmill ledger

Last year, we were given on loan-term loan a ledger of the Link & Fink sawmill in German township. It is filled with many Bremen-area names of customers who had logs sawn into lumber. It’s a fascinating document of a… Continue Reading →

Slide and Newspaper reader

A new addition to Historic Bremen’s research capabilities is the Kodak Slide N Scan, which allows us to view and capture slides and film. This is valuable, because the Bremen Enquirer has only been scanned by up to 1964…. Continue Reading →

Dan Shuppert school sports collection

Dan Shuppert, long-time Bremen English teacher and counselor, allowed us to add his collection of sports teams he coached over the years to our digital collection. The photos range from the early 1980s to the 2000s. Note: Many of the… Continue Reading →

1978: B&O Train Derailment

Dudley Keyser snapped these slides of an 18-car B&O train derailment in Bremen in April of 1978. There were no injuries, but the electric power to Wakarusa and Nappanee was taken out for some time, and the cleanup of debris… Continue Reading →

1909: The mysterious murder of Enoch Highshew

Enoch Highshew was born and raised in Bremen. His parents and sisters remained here, but he left for opportunities in Plymouth and later Mishawaka. But early one morning, his teenage son found him in the family buggy, stone dead. It… Continue Reading →

1893 – Paper or plastic (or underpants)?

Girls dressed as boys & vice versa

One lark the teens of yesteryear would occasional indulge in was cross-dressing for fun. While usually reserved for Halloween and other parties, that wasn’t always the case. Click an image to open it in Flickr. Many persons in the pictures… Continue Reading →

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