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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 →

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 →

Historic Depot Summer Hours: August 7, 2-4

Historic Bremen has resumed summer hours for the Historic B&O Depot. The depot will be open the first Sunday of the month from 2 to 4 PM. The history center will be open at the same time. As a reminder,… Continue Reading →

Historic Depot Summer Hours: July 3, 2-4

Historic Bremen has resumed summer hours for the Historic B&O Depot. The depot will be open Sunday, July 3, from 2 to 4 PM and the first Sunday of every month until October. The history center will be open at… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Amazon Smile

Did you know that you can support Historic Bremen thru Amazon? Amazon has the Smile program, which allows users to select a non-profit organization to support at no cost to the buyer. Just go to and select Historic Bremen… Continue Reading →

New equipment

Historic Bremen has acquired a new piece of equipment, a double-size scanner capable of scanning photos and documents up to 12″x18″. This makes it possible for us to scan oversize photos and two pages of most books. The Epson DS-50000… 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 →

2020 time capsule

Historic Bremen has put together a time capsule filled with items commemorating the year that was 2020. A lot happened last year: the COVID-19 pandemic, major road repairs lasting months, businesses closing temporarily or permanently, employees working from home, remote… Continue Reading →

HBI annual meeting postponed

In light of the COVIC-19 resurgence and the imminent arrival of a vaccine, Historic Bremen will postpone its annual meeting of the membership normally held in January to a date to be named later. Post cards will be sent to… Continue Reading →

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