Category Events

Weddings, reunions, festivals, and gatherings of all others sorts

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 →

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 →

1897: Moving Pictures

In 1897, motion pictures came to Bremen for the first time. The Bremen Theatre did not exist yet (that would come along in 1910), so the presentation was shown in the hall on the second floor of the Wright Building,… 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 →

1921 – Daredevil dies in parachute jump at Lake of the Woods

Victor Brunner was a Mishawaka man who served in World War 1 as a balloon scout in Panama. He sat in a balloon tethered to the ground and scanned the skies for enemy aircraft. In case of emergency, he could… Continue Reading →

Class reunions

This year, Historic Bremen will host a record number of class reunions at the history center. Some reunions that were postponed from last year doubled up our events this year. The classes of 1970, 1971, and 1960 have already taken… Continue Reading →

1986: Hands Across America

Thirty-five years ago, in the summer of 1986, the United States of America embarked on an audacious plan: to create a human chain across the continent to raise awareness and funds for USA for Africa, the organization that produced the… Continue Reading →

Oct 31: Bremen arts and crafts meeting

What is Bremen Arts Collective? Currently, it’s a spark of idea, sort of like kindling, just waiting for artisans, makers, craftspeople, and art lovers like you to ignite it with your input and ideas! Join us at 1:00 p.m. on… Continue Reading →

1940: Bremen Firemen’s Festival

COVID-19 put the kibosh on Bremen’s annual Firemen’s Festival, which had seen annual festivities since 1940. The Bremen Agricultural Society had run a popular agricultural fair in the fall from 1889 to 1919; the fair grounds were sold in 1920…. Continue Reading →

1913 – Streets paved with brick

The 2020 road work on SR 106 thru Bremen and related street work on Center Street has revealed the original brick paving on Bremen’s main streets. In 1911, the town began to consider the need to pave its streets, as… Continue Reading →

1918 – “Spanish influenza” pandemic comes to Bremen

In 1918, a new and virulent strain of influenza swept the world, killing tens of millions. The spread was worsened by the fact that Europe was embroiled in the Great War, later to be called World War One. Recruits came… Continue Reading →

2020: COVID-19

The Bremen History Center is still closed for the time being, as the COVID-19 coronavirus keeps most Americans at home. But we remain aware that history must be recorded in order to be preserved. So we have collected photos of… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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