Historic Preservation News & Events


HPC Honors Elizabeth Ann Richardson

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the Mishawaka Historic Preservation Commission honored Elizabeth Ann Richardson with the placement of a historical marker at Richardson's former home located at 834 Lincolnway East. Ms. Richardson volunteered with the American Red Cross in 1944 during World War II, serving as a Clubmobile captain.

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.