Welcome to the Home Page of the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition. Our group is dedicated to preserving the history of Michigan men and women who served their country between 1845 and 1973 who either sent material to or personally passed through Historic Fort Wayne as a place of induction to United States military service. We are busy helping the Fort’s caretakers, the City of Detroit Recreation Department with this effort in two major ways. First, we are active in presenting high quality events that provide ways for the public to enjoy Historic Fort Wayne and see glimpses or how it would have looked when it was garrisoned. We are also very busy in the effort of preserving and restoring as much of the structures and facilities as possible on the Fort grounds.
We welcome you to our Home Page and invite you in to look around. Inside you’ll find information about the work we do and the fun we have at one of Michigan’s great historic gems. If you need more information, please use the Contact Us page and we’ll be happy to help you out.
Memorial Day Weekend Living History.
Join us the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend for a time-line living history located around the Span Am Guardhouse. Find our more at the Memorial Day Living History page. Below is a photo from a previous year.
Photo Provided by Peter Karpowich
Magic Show June 9
June 9th Historic Fort Wayne will host the Historic Fort Wayne Variety Fundraiser Show. Come out and see three magicians perform at the Fort! A link to their website can be found here on our Events Page. Tickets can be purchased in advance on their event specific website.
Painting of Historic Fort Wayne
Local artist Tim Kurtz paints historical art. He has done a painting of the Fort! This is the image. Prints of this work are available every time you see our sales table and will shortly be available on our Store page. You'll also be able shortly to learn more about Tim in the store page. For now, you can visit his homepage by visiting our Links page.
Scouting page Started
We have started a page on the great work (and much fun) Boy Scouts from across the area do at Historic Fort Wayne. Want to learn a little more about their involvement? Click on our Scouting link. This relationship is so important, we've also added a tab on the navigation bar so you can get right there.
Donate Online - Help the Fort!
We now are able to take financial donation here on-line. We are set up through paypal. All funds raised will be used to support our work to help educate the public about Historic Fort Wayne and to preserve and restore it! Thanks for your donations!
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We hope you find this site helpful and we look forward to seeing you at the Fort!