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Historic Bremen

Bremen, Indiana

1948 – We Won’t Boo – How About You?

In 1948, the Bremen Hi-Y club at the school decided a little good sportsmanship spirit was warranted at basketball games and created a sign that remained in the gymnasium until it was remodeled in 1987-88. The sign, apparently encouraged nationally... Continue Reading →

Gingerbread Man

Are you looking for a gingerbread man at the History Center? He's in the window!

November 5: Charity Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament to benefit Historic Bremen

UPDATE: The poker tournament was a great success. We raised nearly $5000 to benefit Historic Bremen! Thanks again to the sponsors, organizers, and players! https://www.flickr.com/photos/historicbremen/albums/72177720303472264 Saturday, November 5, 2022 6:30pm   Check In 7:00pm   Play Starts Location: St. Isadore‚Äôs Hall, 803... Continue Reading →

The 132-year history of the Bremen Enquirer

Note: This article was first posted December 17, 2018. It has been updated and improved with new research. Bremen's paper of record, The Bremen Enquirer, was founded in November of 1885 by Brook H Bowman (1858-1931). 2018 marked the end... Continue Reading →

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 →

1930s: Hard Times & Bad Roads

Roy Molebash was a mail carrier in the 1930s whose route took him north of Bremen to deliver to Madison township residents with Bremen addresses. He seems to have had a sense of humor about the more difficult parts of... Continue Reading →

Bremen yearbooks digitized

One of our goals at Historic Bremen is to scan all of the BHS yearbooks and make them available online on our Flickr account. We don't scan every page but rather focus on senior pictures, clubs, and sports teams, with... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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