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2022 Fun & Free Lecture Series

2022 Fun & Free Lecture Series

ARCH lecture series wrapping up

ARCH’s 2022 Fun & Free Lecture Series wraps up May 16 by with an exploration of “Urban Farmhouses.” The 11 a.m. lecture at The History Center will be presented by ARCH’s popular researcher and lecturer Karen Richards who will share what she has learned looking for these special residences.

Our neighborhoods are sprinkled with houses that were the homes of the farm families who were there before the neighborhoods were platted. Richards will tell the stories of several of them and likely inspire you, too, to start noticing these historic treasures in our midst.

All the lectures will begin at 11 a.m. in the Shields Room at The History Center, 302 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne. Free parking is available at the center. In-person attendance will be available for each lecture, unless public health authorities advise otherwise because of COVID-19 pandemic conditions. The History Center and ARCH are requiring masks for all visitors to the lectures, especially when Allen County is in the red category according to the State Department of Health and likely also when we are in orange.

ARCH is offering a live-streaming option for its lectures, and everyone interested in attending the lectures — virtually — is invited to send an email to asking for a link to the lecture you are interested in. Please send your request no later than 9 a.m. the day of the lecture. Zoom information will be sent out one hour before each lecture to the email you used to send in your request.

Click here to find the February, March and April lectures’ recordings, posted soon after they are presented. There May lecture will join them soon.

For more information, please contact the ARCH office, by email to or by phone (260) 426-5117.

ARCH’s community education programming is supported by funding from the Indiana Arts Commission, Indiana Humanities, 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!