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History Center Announces 2020-2021 George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series

The History Center is proud to announce the presenters for the 2020-2021 George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series. All lectures are held at 2pm at the History Center and are free to the public. Lectures will be offered virtually or in-person in accordance with the State of Indiana’s COVID-19 guidelines. We encourage everyone interested in the series to follow us on Facebook or register with the History Center via email to receive updates about how to access the lectures virtually. To register, please send an email with your name, email address and if you are a History Center member to: administration

All George R. Mather lectures are made possible through the generous support of the Floyd and Betty Lou Lancia Family Foundation.

The History Center will begin the George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series on October 4. Jack Lawson will kick off the series with “Historical Weaponry: Artifacts from the Revolutionary War, Civil War and More.”

The 2020-2021 schedule of speakers is as follows:

October 4, 2020: Jack Lawson – “Historical Weaponry: Artifacts from the Revolutionary War, Civil War and More.”

November 1, 2020: Daryl Baldwin – “Myaamiaataweenki: The Myaamia (Miami) Language.”

January 3, 2021: Blake Sebring – Bob Chase Celebrated (lecture and book signing)

February 7, 2021: Todd Maxwell Pelfrey – “Centennial Heritage: 100 Years of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society.”

March 7, 2021: Jennifer L. Boen – Asylum of Hope, Help and Sometimes Horror: Fort Wayne’s Institutional Care for People with Disabilities

April 4, 2021: Ray A. Boomhower – Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary (lecture and book signing)

May 2, 2021: Ron Menze – “The Influence of the Confluence: Images from the Past of Fort Wayne’s Three Rivers.”

June 6, 2021: Bill Ringenberg and Matthew Ringenberg – “Alice Hamilton of Fort Wayne: Scientist and Social Reformer.” (lecture and book signing)

The History Center serves present and future generations by collecting, preserving, and sharing historic artifacts, documents, and images that describe the people, places, and events that define Fort Wayne and Allen County history.