Historic Preservation News & Events


Marker Honoring Freddie Fitzsimmons Unveiled

The City of Mishawaka has unveiled its first historic marker at 524 W Grove Street, which has been identified as the family home of baseball pitcher Freddie Fitzsimmons. The official unveiling took place Thursday morning, June, 29, 2017 at 10 am.

Fitzsimmons, or “Fat Freddie” as he was known, played, managed, and coached with several major league baseball teams from the 1920’s into the 1960’s. He was a World Series champion with the New York Giants both as a player (1933) and a coach (1954).

American Heritage Roundtable - May 12

The next American Heritage Roundtable discussion will take place May 12, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Spencer Gallery at the Mishawaka Library, 209 Lincolnway East. Discussion will center around "Mishawaka Memories."

The American Heritage Roundtable is co-sponsored by the Mishawaka Historic Preservation Commission. No registration is necessary.

American Heritage Roundtable - March 9

The next American Heritage Roundtable discussion will take place March 9, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Spencer Gallery at the Mishawaka Library, 209 Lincolnway East. The featured presentation will be on the 1893 Columbian Exposition (Chicago World's Fair) presented by Ed Chamberlin.

The American Heritage Roundtable is co-sponsored by the Mishawaka Historic Preservation Commission. No registration is necessary.

American Heritage Roundtable - Feb 9

The next American Heritage Roundtable discussion will take place February 9, 2017 and will feature Peter DeKever's remarks about Mishawaka Author Rose Hartwick Thorpe. The event will begin at 6:30pm in the Spencer Gallery at the Mishawaka Library, 209 Lincolnway East. No registration is necessary.

The American Heritage Roundtable is co-sponsored by the Mishawaka Historic Preservation Commission.