ARCH to highlight Arts United Center’s history, future at March 23 lecture

The Arts United Center (Photo courtesy ARCH)

Miriam Morgan learned a lot about the Arts United Center working there day after day as technical director. But it took meeting the people who showed up from all over the world at its front door to inspire her to learn the whole story of the building that opened in 1973.

Morgan, now chief operating officer, will tell that story and share Arts United’s plans to update and restore the building designed by world-famous architect Louis Kahn at 11 a.m March 23 in Meeting Room A at the downtown Allen County Public Library as part of the ARCH Fun & Free Lecture Series.

The annual lecture series features topics about local and regional history and historic preservation, and each year ARCH invites a different community group to feature its activities and achievements. This year ARCH chose Arts United and the Arts United Center restoration project.

“Arts United’s plans to update and restore the now nearly 50-year old building are one of the most significant historical preservation projects ever planned in Fort Wayne,” Connie Haas Zuber, ARCH executive director, said in a statement.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The series is supported by funding from Arts United and the Sledd Foundation. For more information, contact ARCH at (260) 426-5117 or