A crowd gathered under the sun at Fort Wayne’s Packard Park last week, a crowd other than the families that usually inhabit the park, its playground, tennis courts and ball field.
When the germane immigrants who settled Wells County, Indiana arrived in the 1830’s the first thing they did was build log homes. The second thing they did was build their church.
It’s one of the longest running art shows in the Midwest, the annual June Art Exhibit at Van Wert, Ohio’s Wassenburg Art Center and this show marks its 64th year.
Even in a cloudburst Lagrange Indiana is a charming town, a pleasant mix of old and older. A family town that delights in sharing all the family secrets.
They are all in place. 28 new sculptures populating downtown Decatur, Indiana making up the town’s 8th annual public sculpture tour.
The German and Irish immigrants who built the Wabash and Erie Canal in the 1830’s founded cities and towns along the way.
They’re about the most graceful works of art humans produce, formed from flat sheets of metal hammered and bent and coaxed into shape.
Angola, Indiana’s majestic Civil War monument has seen much in its hundred years of service. And now, it’s seen just about everything.
For more than a century Fort Wayne’s Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church has inspired the faithful, it’s majestic spire towering above the North Highlands neighborhood it serves.
In the depths of the Great Depression when one fourth of the country was out of work, the U. S. Government under Franklin Roosevelt hired millions of jobless Americans to build roads, state parks, schools and hospitals.