The War of 1812 will be the focus of the first two lectures in the 2013-14 George R. Mather Lecture Series at the History Center.
Sponsored by the Dunsire Family Foundation, all lectures in this series are free to the public and are held at the museum, 302 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, at 2 pm on the first Sunday of October and November as well as January through June.
This year’s schedule includes:
Sunday, October 6, 2013, Neil O’Brien, Battle of Lake Erie
Sunday, November 3, 2013, Harry Tunnell, Fighting it out along the Wabash: Harrison, Tecumseh, and the Shawnee Prophet
Sunday, January 5, 2014, Blake Sebring “Fort Wayne Sports History”
Sunday, February 2, 2014, Roma Stewart, Early African American Pioneer Families
Sunday, March 2, 2014, Tom Logan, The Irish in Fort Wayne & How They Came to be Here
Sunday, April 6, 2014, Nancy Jordan, Everything Old is New Again: Lincoln Financial Group’s Archives Read like Today’s Newspaper Headlines
Sunday, May 4, 2014, Craig Leonard, John Henry Bass: the Man, His Times and His House
Sunday, June 1, 2014, Brad Skiles, Hugh McCulloch: From Cashier to Treasury Secretary
The George R. Mather Lecture Series was founded by the Rev. Mather in 1993. In the early 1990s, while serving as a member of the History Center’s board of directors, Mather proposed a series of free Sunday afternoon lectures so that everyone would have the opportunity to learn more about history that played a significant role in Fort Wayne and Allen County. Those lectures have been a staple of the History Center’s programming ever since.
A blog by the History Center, “History Center Notes and Queries” is available at http://historycenterfw.blogspot.com/. The blog supplements the Mather Lectures and the History Center’s publications such as the “Old Fort News” and provides information for those wishing to know more about our community as they explore the museum and other historical sites in the city and county. New posts to the blog can also be found via the History Center’s Facebook page.
For more information, contact the History Center at (260) 426-2882 or visit the website at www.fwhistorycenter.com.