LAPORTE | This LaPorte County Historical Society Museum is one of our local destinations that cares for a collection of local artifacts and other objects of scientific, artistic, cultural, or historical importance and makes them available for all of us local and visitor alike to view through their exhibits and events.
Susie Richter, Museum Curator, told us that the staff has been hard at work uncovering those secrets while preparing the new exhibit, “Forgotten History”. Are you aware of the location of Indian Mounds in La Porte County? There is a map that shows them as part of this current display. “Forgotten History” exhibit will run through the end of May.
The next museum exhibit will be “Mid-Century Wedding Gowns" from June through August.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events:
"Night at the Museum" after hours kids event will be held on May 3rd from 5-9pm celebrating National Museum Month, "Historical Broadway" a variety show on May 18th at 7pm, and finally the Old Car Show on July 27th from 9am-3pm.
LaPorte County Historical Society Museum becomes a living history museum with their Civil War Re-enactment on June 22nd and 23rd, with the ball on Saturday night. This event has become quite popular as the Civil War re-enactors set up their own camps to recreate historical settings and time periods to provide visitors with an experiential interpretation of history.
Also, the museum has an extensive library for genealogical study and historical research.
La Porte County Historical Society Museum is located at 2405 Indiana Avenue in La Porte, IN 46350. Regular museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call ahead for admission prices at 219-324-6767, or visit our website at www.laportecountyhistory.org
The facility is accessible to those with disabilities.