We believe history is far from boring — or at least it should be! For that reason, we’ve sprinkled a number of special events across the calendar year to encourage and entice the public’s curiosity about Fort Wayne’s past, present and future. Take note of our online Calendar, and join us for any and all of these fun happenings!
Each June, ARCH hosts a Historic Home and Garden tour that features one of Fort Wayne’s notable neighborhoods or architects. We work with these neighborhoods to plan and provide tour-planning expertise and split the tour’s proceeds so that both organizations can continue and complete historic preservation projects. Tours are strategically designed to be managed in an afternoon and often include a special guest lecture relating to the neighborhood’s key features on the previous evening.
2014's Home Tour will feature the homes of Forest Park Boulevard. The last time, we featured the magnificent homes of this northside gem, we had almost 2000 people attend. New to the tour this year will be a food and art fair on the Boulevard. The tour will be held on Saturday, June 28th from 10-4pm. Tickets will go on sale June 1st,. $12.00/Advance, $15.00/Day of Tour, Children 12 & under free with adult. Forest Park Blvd Home Tour Press Release 1 13 2014-1
Businesses and community members can take part in the Home and Garden Tour by being a sponsor. ARCH depends on sponsorship and donations to hold the tour each year. Anyone interested in being a home tour sponsor can download the sponsor form below and return them to ARCH by May 1st.
Food and Artist Vendors: As part of the tour this year, we are introducing a food and art fair. Two blocks of Forest Park Blvd will be shut down to traffice and will host artist/craft booths and food vendors/trucks. We are currently looking for artists and food vendors for the fair. If you wish to participate in the food and art fair, please download the vendor agreement below and return the forms to ARCH, Inc by June 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Graf, 260-426-5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just about the time things get a little crisp and creepy in northeast Indiana, ARCH hosts a number of tours designed to make your spine tingle! Through the month of October, our Fright Site Hikes take gullible victims on easy walking tours to some of downtown Fort Wayne’s spookiest haunts. During Downtown Fright Night, we host our Haunted Sites Bus Tours. All tours require tickets for a nominal charge; young children are welcome with parent or guardian. The tickets will go on sale on September 20th.
Each December, we toast to the holidays during a delightful evening with friends and food! This is a progressive feast that typically features stops at three of Fort Wayne’s intriguing architectural gems and tables filled with scrumptious food and libations. Tickets are required, and we encourage evening or holiday attire.