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2021 Fun & Free Lecture Series

2021 Fun & Free Lecture Series

ARCH lectures explore more than a century of new ways to see this place we call home

ARCH’s 2021 Fun & Free Lecture Series is still available for your enjoyment!

The entire series was recorded, and the recordings are available here thanks to our friends at The History Center.

Here’s what’s available for your viewing (and learning!) pleasure:

  • “The Underground Railroad in Fort Wayne,” presented by Michael Galbraith. Find it here. Galbraith, former ARCH Executive Director and current board member, used to work in one of Fort Wayne’s Underground Railroad sites, the Alexander T. Rankin House, now ARCH’s office. His talk highlights the role played by Fort Wayne activists and sites. He pulls together scholarship and family recollections that keep the stories alive of the work of the abolitionists and the Underground Railroad that helped slaves to freedom.
  • “Understanding Modern House Styles,” presented by Connie Haas Zuber. Find it here. Zuber, ARCH’s Executive Director, takes on the challenge of learning how to talk about post-World War II house styles that are now becoming officially historic. It’s new vocabulary that has the potential to help us appreciate what’s worth saving about this new crop of our built heritage.
  • “Historic Homes of the Fort Wayne Rich and Famous,” presented by Karen Richards. Find it here. Richards, longtime ARCH board member and volunteer and one of our most popular lecturers, applies her gift for a good story to an exploration of historic and important homes that Fort Wayne’s leading families built and lived in through the years.
  • “Remembering the Flood of 1913,” presented by Karen Richards. Find it here. Richards looks at the impact, physical and human, of the city’s most damaging flood, revisiting the places affected.

ARCH’s community education programming is supported by funding from Arts United and the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.

The lecture series is also made possible by the support of ARCH’s members. If you want to join in the good work of historic preservation, go to ARCH’s home page and click on the Become a Member button. Thank you!

Centlivre House/ARCH Photo
Centlivre House/ARCH Photo

The heritage of the lovely Centlivre House, still standing on the property of one of Fort Wayne’s historic brewery families, was part of Karen Richards’ April 17 lecture “Historic Homes of the Fort Wayne Rich and Famous.”