Historic Bremen

Bremen, Indiana



Remembering Roger Mikel

Historic Bremen volunteer Roger Mikel has passed away. Roger spent many hours at the history center and depot over several years, telling stories and reminiscing about Bremen's past. He helped create our opera house exhibit and made PVC mannequins we... Continue Reading →

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 →

1904: Rabbit turns hunter

Charles Scott, who took over the Bremen Enquirer for a short time at the turn of the previous century, ran this story he picked up from the Wilmington Democrat of Wilmington, Ohio, but with his own humorous editorializing. Click the... Continue Reading →

1940: Independence Day

With war with the Axis Powers looming, Bremen decided in 1940 to celebrate Independence Day properly for the first time since 1910: with a show of fireworks, bands, and more. Click the image to display a larger version. Fireworks could... Continue Reading →

Pla-Mor Civil War Re-enactment

This weekend, June 17, 18, and 19, Pla-Mor Campground will host a Civil War reenactment by the 7th Indiana Light Artillery regiment. They will put on a battle on Saturday and Sunday. You can check the Bremen Public Library's list... Continue Reading →

Bremen in the 1970s

In the early 1970s, WSBT television and the Bremen Business Association collaborated on a series of photos of businesses to promote the town of Bremen. The set of slides were donated Historic Bremen, and we have scanned them and cleaned... Continue Reading →

History Chat season kicks off with Teghtmeyer on Lincoln

Tom Teghtmeyer kicked off the 2016 History Chats on May 17 with an interesting talk on the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln. It was a well-attended and appreciated discussion. Rest of the 2016 schedule: June 16 — Maria Mikel... Continue Reading →

Acquisition: memories from the library

The Bremen Public Library has recently donated to a number of wonderful artifacts to Historic Bremen, many of which are available and on display now. These include a number of photographs that date to the turn of the 20th century.... Continue Reading →

Paul Hirstein

Paul Hirstein and wife and long-time friend George Cox visited the Bremen History Center on Tuesday. George taught science at Bremen Junior High until 1978. Paul was a member of the Bremen Water Department in the 1970s and, along with... Continue Reading →

Salem Church

Salem Church on the southwest corner of Plymouth and Montgomery is planned to be replaced with a new structure substantially renovated as funds are available. The church was built in 1901 under Rev. William G Braeckly to replace a nearly... Continue Reading →

Town whistle blowing again

The town whistle at the Bremen Light & Water Plant by Shadyside Park has been refurbished by Paul Shelton of Michigan City and is being blown again. Listen for it. Here's a link to the WNDU coverage. It is an... Continue Reading →

Cleo Juday’s “Juniors” band

Another little gem popped up on eBay the other day. It is a postcard showing Cleo Juday's "Juniors" youth band, resplendent in their new uniforms, marching down East Plymouth Street in 1913 playing either Frank H Losey's "Fidelity" two-step (which... Continue Reading →

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