We are excited to offer the following public programs for 2020-2021. Though the pandemic makes programming challenging for the future, whether in-person or via Zoom, we will do our best to make these programs available to all. For more detailed information, download our 2020-2021 program flyer
- April 18, 2021 – “Northeast Indiana Historic Synagogues and Influential Families,” with local historian, Dr. Wendy Soltz. At 2:00 p.m. that afternoon, Wendy will speak on three historic synagogues: 1889 Ahavath Sholom in Ligonier, 1914 B’nai Jacob in Fort Wayne, and 1936/7 Sinai Temple in Marion and highlight some of the families who helped to build them and create sacred spaces for their communities. Dr. Soltz is currently Assistant Professor of History and director of the Public History Program at Ball State University. Registration is required for this virtual event, and is available here.
- May 2, 2021 – “One-Step Tools” with Stephen P. Morse. World-renowned genealogist and computer guru, Stephen P. Morse, is known perhaps equally for his invention of the 8086 computer chip and his genealogy prowess. At 1:00 p.m. that afternoon, he will present “One-Step Website – a Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools,” and at 2:30 p.m. he will speak about “Searching the 1950 Census with and without a Name Index.” Registration is required for this virtual event, and is available here.