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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 Amazon.com 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 11″x17″. 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 →

Doc Bowen book

Historic Bremen newest publication is here! Otis R. Bowen; From Farm Boy to Governor: A Life, a 26-page biography of Indiana’s 44th governor (and long-time Bremen physician) has been released for distribution.  The book is intended for elementary children, particularly… Continue Reading →

Tax Relief for Heritage Barns

Do you have a barn built before 1950 that is of post-and-beam construction using wood pegs? The Indiana Tax Code provides a property tax deduction for heritage barns like yours. (2) “Heritage barn” means a mortise and tenon barn that… Continue Reading →

Historic depot closed for summer – History center open

Historic Bremen likes to open the Historic Bremen Depot on the first Sunday of each month during the summer, but with Marshall county having become a COVID-19 hot spot, we have decided not to open it this year. We continue… Continue Reading →

Bremen History Center open

As of Tuesday, May 26, Bremen History Center will resume its regular hours: Tuesdays, 10AM to 2PM. Feel free to come in or call Derek Jensen at 574-315-8327 for an appointment. We will wear masks and maintain social distancing for… Continue Reading →

Historic Bremen annual meeting

The annual meeting of the members of Historic Bremen will be on Thursday, January 23, at 6:30PM at the old Lutheran church on E South St. Refreshments will be served. The speaker will be Dale Borkholder, who grew up Amish… Continue Reading →

Berg donations

Recently, Barb Berg offered an antique horse fountain and hitching posts to Historic Bremen. And this past week, the means were rallied and the items retrieved from the Berg farm on Grape Road south of town. One is a large,… Continue Reading →

Historic depot & history center open Sunday, Sep. 1

Both the Bremen Historic Depot and the the Bremen History Center will be open on Sunday September 1 from 2 to 4.
Derek Jensen will be available at the History Center to help answer questions and explore with you some of your family’s history. Feel free to bring him a birthday cake!
The depot and history center are open on the first Sunday of the month during the summer hours period, which extends from late spring to early fall.

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Historic depot & history center open Sunday, Aug. 4

Both the Bremen Historic Depot and the the Bremen History Center will be open on Sunday August 4 from 2 to 4. Derek Jensen will be available at the History Center to help answer questions and explore with you some of your family’s history.
The depot and history center are open on the first Sunday of the month during the summer hours period, which extends from late spring to early fall.

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History tour today!

Starting at 2 o’clock, Historic Bremen and Marshall County Historical Society will be conducting a 90-minute tour of some of Bremen’s beautiful and historical houses, business blocks, and churches. The tour will use the Blueberry Festival trams, which seat about… Continue Reading →

Sharing Bremen Memories July 25

The next "Sharing Bremen Memories" session will be July 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Mural Meeting Room at 103 W. Plymouth St. These gatherings are always on the fourth Thursday of the month in spring, summer, and fall.
Derek Jensen will facilitate the session using the websites picture, maps, and newspaper clippings. Not only will memories be discussed, you will see many of them on the screen. Everyone interested in hearing and discussing Bremen memories is invited to attend.
Your memories make the talks more interesting. Feel free to bring photos, artifacts, and other memories. Come and bring a friend and enjoy the morning.

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