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Historical museum, new exhibits

Historical museum, new exhibits

Antique board games, dolls and dinnerware are on exhibit at Portage Community Historial Society's Alton Goin Museum at Countryside Park.

March 22, 2013 4:11 pm
Historical museum, new exhibits

Historical museum, new exhibits

Alton Goin, of Portage, works on a seashell exhibit with Nicole Buhr, 15 of Lake Station, on Friday at the Alton Goin Historical Museum at Countryside Park in Portage. The museum will open for the season April 5, and is celebrating its 25th year.

March 22, 2013 4:06 pm
Historical museum, new exhibits

Historical museum, new exhibits

Alton Goin works on a seashell exhibit Friday while Theresa Channell paints a mural for the Native American exhibit The Alton Goin Historical Museum at Countryside Park. The museum will open for the season April 5, and is celebrating its 25th year.

March 22, 2013 4:06 pm
Historical museum, new exhibits

Historical museum, new exhibits

Nicole Buhr, 15, of Lake Station, helps move items into a storage space Friday at the The Alton Goin Historical Museum at Countryside Park in Portage while photographs of former mayors hang on the wall at right. The museum will open for the season April 5, and is celebrating its 25th year. T…

March 22, 2013 4:06 pm
Historical museum, new exhibits

Historical museum, new exhibits

Theresa Channell-Moore works on a mural of a forest for the Native American exhibit Friday at the the Alton Goin Museum at Countryside Park in Portage. The museum will open for the season April 5, and is celebrating its 25th year.

March 22, 2013 4:06 pm
Buckely Homestead festivalgoers show pioneer spirit by attending in downpour

Buckely Homestead festivalgoers show pioneer spirit by attending in downpour

Members of the Coles County Regulators re-enactment troop perform for visitors Saturday at Buckley Homestead County Park's Fall Festival. Re-enactors provided a glimpse of what life was like on the turn-of-the-century living history farm.

October 13, 2012 4:23 pm
Lowell Civil War vets remembered in dedication of new memorial

Lowell Civil War vets remembered in dedication of new memorial

Nine of the old marble markers pictured here make up the newly dedicated Lowell South Shore Civil War Memorial.

October 13, 2012 4:22 pm
Lowell Civil War vets remembered in dedication of new memorial

Lowell Civil War vets remembered in dedication of new memorial

Mike Miller, of Crown Point, portrays Col. John Wheeler of the 20th Indiana Infantry Company B as he talks Saturday in Lowell about the type of life region Civil War soldiers faced. About 50 people gathered at Lowell Memorial Cemetery to dedicate the new Lowell South Shore Civil War Memorial.

October 13, 2012 4:20 pm
Buckely Homestead festivalgoers show pioneer spirit by attending in downpour

Buckely Homestead festivalgoers show pioneer spirit by attending in downpour

Blacksmith Seth Nicholas, of Lowell, demonstrates the drawing of a point on a tent stake Saturday during Buckley Homestead County Park's Fall Festival. The event will continue from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

October 13, 2012 4:22 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

James Russell Brown plays an 1889 Hook and Hastings organ Monday for members of the Organ Historical Society at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:39 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

Bob Burns, of Virginia Beach, Va., photographs the 1889 Hook and Hastings Opus 1417 organ Monday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:39 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

For demonstrational purposes, Mayu Hashigaya, of Norman, Okla., pumps the 1889 Hook and Hastings organ as James Russell Brown plays Monday for members of the Organ Historical Society at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:40 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

James Russell Brown plays an 1889 Hook and Hastings organ Monday for members of the Organ Historical Society at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:38 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

Scot Huntington, of Stonington, Conn., is the president of the Organ Historical Society. He restored the 1889 Hook and Hastings organ being used at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:40 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

Catherine Bruno, of Hampden, Maine, admires the 1889 Hook and Hastings Opus 1417 organ Monday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:39 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

James Russell Brown plays an 1889 Hook and Hastings organ Monday for members of the Organ Historical Society at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:39 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

James Russell Brown plays an 1889 Hook and Hastings organ Monday for members of the Organ Historical Society at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:39 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

James Russell Brown plays an 1889 Hook and Hastings organ Monday for members of the Organ Historical Society at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:39 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

Dennis Northway of Chicago talks to members of the Organ Historical Society at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso on Monday. Northway is the chairman of the Organ Historical Society Convention.

July 09, 2012 4:40 pm
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