Historic Preservation News & Events

Historic Mishawaka Coloring Contest

The Mishawaka Historic Preservation Commission is sponsoring a coloring contest to be judged at the Mishawaka Heritage Festival, August 10th in Merrifield Park.

Entries will be divided into three categories: Children (5-11), Teens (12-17), and Adults (18+). Prizes include Strikes and Spares gift certificates, a preserved piece of Main Jr. High gym floor, and more.

Forms can be picked up starting July 3rd at City Hall in Room 201, in the Main Lobby of the Battell Center, or downloaded from the links below. Complete entries may be turned in at Mishawaka City Hall, Room 201 prior to August 10th. Entries may also be dropped off before 6pm during the Mishawaka Heritage Festival on August 10th by visiting the Mishawaka Historic Preservation Commission booth.


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.