200@200 is a celebration of Fort Wayne’s legacy of progress throughout Indiana’s 200 years of history. Using artifacts from the museum’s collection of 28,000 objects, the History Center will tell 200 unique stories of Fort Wayne’s role in the 200 years of Indiana’s statehood throughout the 2016 bicentennial year.
The theme for November, 200@200 – How We Warred, shares the artifacts and stories of war around the world through the eyes of local Allen County and Fort Wayne veterans. The exhibit opens at the History Center and at www.fwhistorycenter.com on Tuesday, November 1.
Throughout 2016, a different historical theme will be highlighted each month, presenting a collective mosaic of the community’s shared past and present, commemorating the progress, growth, and creativity of Fort Wayne. Each month’s theme will be featured in a virtual exhibit and in person at the History Center.
The History Center is honored to share that 200@200 has been endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission as an official Legacy Project. WANE serves as the project’s media sponsor. Stop by the History Center to view these artifacts in person during 2016.
The History Center serves present and future generations by collecting, preserving, and sharing artifacts, documents, and images that describe the people, places, and events that define Fort Wayne and Allen County history.