history

This week on WBOI Presents we featured a panel discussion from IPFW, recorded on Feb. 9th, that lookedat the early beginnings of universities and how they have evolved.  Panelists considered the university's medieval roots, American Developments, and modern challenges both around the country and in Fort Wayne.

Listen to the extended conversation here

Panelists:

Carl Drummond, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management

Remembering the Past To Help the Future

Apr 30, 2014
Courtesy / Andrew Downs

May is National Historic Preservation Month.  This is the month when federal, state, and local governments, non-profits, and other organizations engage in a special effort to instill pride in our histories, promote heritage tourism, and show the economic and social benefits of historic preservation. 

In the 1800's, an estimated 400 to 500 wooden covered bridges dotted the Hoosier landscape.

As you might expect, time and progress have taken a toll, and now just 90 such structures remain.

To take a look at the history and significance of the covered bridge, WBOI Arts Producer Julia Meek sat down with Ron Branson, founder of the Indiana County History Preservation Society, and author of "Covered Bridges of Indiana.”