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Laporte County Historical Society Museum

3rd annual Memorial Gardens Tour to be held Aug. 9

LAPORTE | The 3rd Annual Memorial Gardens Tour will be presented on the grounds of the La Porte County Historical Society Museum, Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The museum is located at 2405 Indiana Avenue (US#35) at the south entrance to La Porte. Six “residents” of La Porte County c…

August 01, 2014 1:47 pm

KOP Program March 22, History of Kingsbury Ordinance Plant

LAPORTE | "History of Kingsbury Ordinance Plant" will be presented at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum, Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The presentation by Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County (IN) Historian will be held in the meeting room of the museum. This operation chan…

March 14, 2014 5:59 pm
Historic structure photo contest beginning at LaPorte County Historical Society Museum

Historic structure photo contest beginning at LaPorte County Historical Society Museum

LAPORTE | It’s time to print out some of those beauties hiding in your cameras. The La Porte County Historical Society in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is again sponsoring a photo contest. The photo needs to be of a historic structure in La Porte County that is…

February 20, 2014 11:58 am
Early Black History of LaPorte County to be presented Feb. 22

Early Black History of LaPorte County to be presented Feb. 22

In honor of Black History month, "Early Black History of La Porte County" will be presented by FernEddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian in the meeting room at the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum, Saturday, February 22 at 1 p.m. Included in the program will be information about sc…

February 13, 2014 12:42 pm
Valentines Party at LaPorte County Historical Society Museum Saturday

Valentines Party at LaPorte County Historical Society Museum Saturday

LAPORTE | Hearts are all aflutter at this time of year! You don’t have to have a Valentine in order to enjoy a special Valentine program and party, Saturday, February 15th at 1PM at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum. The program entitled “Great Loves of La Porte County” features …

February 11, 2014 5:10 pm
Valentines on Display

Valentines on Display

LAPORTE | The La Porte County Historical Society Museum is again having its extensive collection of antique Valentines on display for the rest of January and all of February 2014. Somehow the Valentines seem to have multiplied over the summer as there are many more on exhibit than in years p…

January 22, 2014 2:36 pm Photos

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“Mrs. Parker’s Piggy Lunch”

“Mrs. Parker’s Piggy Lunch”

LAPORTE | “Show Mommy how the piggies eat,” said Mrs. Parker, coaxing Randy to eat his supper. The theme this Holiday Season at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum is the popular movie, “A Christmas Story” which takes place in northern Indiana. This Saturday, December 21st, the His…

December 18, 2013 4:26 pm Photos

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Holidays at the Museum 2013

Holidays at the Museum 2013

LAPORTE | “You’ll shoot your eye out, Kid!” With this line, one of the most beloved of all holiday movies made its way into our hearts. This year the La Porte County Historical Society Museum will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the movie, “A Christmas Story.” The story of Ralphie and…

December 06, 2013 4:11 pm
2nd Annual Sip’n’Scream Event

2nd Annual Sip’n’Scream Event

LAPORTE | It’s that time once again for “things that go bump in the night” at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum. The second annual Sip’n’Scream Halloween event will take place at the museum starting at noon on Saturday, October 19th. Showings of the Gunness Mystery, a Trivia Cont…

October 19, 2013 1:55 pm
Zoo to visit LaPorte County Historical Society Museum Saturday

Zoo to visit LaPorte County Historical Society Museum Saturday

LAPORTE | The next best thing to visiting the Washington Park Zoo is to visit the La Porte County Historical Society Museum on Saturday August 24th starting at 1P.M. That’s when the Zoo will be visiting La Porte!

August 19, 2013 5:49 pm Photos

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Descendants of Preston Tucker highlight car show

Descendants of Preston Tucker highlight car show

LAPORTE | Dick Stokes was living in Michigan City while his father drove around the Midwest selling dealerships for the first 1948 Tucker automobiles about to be mass-produced, when legend has it, the Detroit automakers put the now-famous company out of business.

July 27, 2013 6:45 pm
I Thee Wed, a wedding fashion and history show July 6

I Thee Wed, a wedding fashion and history show July 6

LAPORTE | Have you ever wondered about our wedding customs? Why is the cake so important? What’s the story behind that garter? How many bridesmaids?? The staff at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum has been hard at work answering these question and many more as they prepare for “……

July 02, 2013 4:22 pm
“Night at the Museum” May 3rd at LaPorte County Historical Society

“Night at the Museum” May 3rd at LaPorte County Historical Society

LAPORTE | Big fun is planned to celebrate National Museum Month this May! The

April 23, 2013 8:02 pm
What secrets lie in wait at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum?

What secrets lie in wait at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum?

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…

March 21, 2013 2:19 pm
How to spot an antique

How to spot an antique

MICHIGAN CITY | Garage Sale Season is almost upon us. Daffodils will be popping up and so will garage doors.

March 11, 2013 1:08 pm Photos

Photos

New Spring 2013 display at LaPorte County Historical Society Museum

New Spring 2013 display at LaPorte County Historical Society Museum

LAPORTE | What secrets lie in wait at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum? The staff has been hard at work uncovering those secrets while preparing the new exhibit, “Forgotten History”. For 107 years, residents of La Porte County have been entrusting their precious, and sometimes n…

March 06, 2013 6:00 pm
Black History Month program at LaPorte County Historical Society Museum

Black History Month program at LaPorte County Historical Society Museum

LAPORTE | “The Underground Railroad in La Porte County” will be presented by Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian, at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum meeting room, Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. This has been changed from the 9th as originally reported. This w…

February 08, 2013 11:35 am
Book signing at LaPorte County Historical Society Museum

Book signing at LaPorte County Historical Society Museum

LAPORTE | On Jan. 19 the La Porte County Historical Society Museum will be having a book signing by author Beth Douglass Silcox. Beth has written a children’s book entitled “Little Rumely Man” and will be presenting a talk and book signing in the meeting room of the museum at 11 a.m. and the…

January 11, 2013 12:03 pm Photos

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Holiday program at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum

LAPORTE | The next Holiday event planned for the La Porte County Historical Society Museum will be this Saturday, December 22nd. It will be a program presented by County Historian, Fern Eddy Schultz and Museum Curator, Susie Richter. The Christmas theme at the museum for 2012 is “Historical …

December 20, 2012 4:18 pm
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, December 20, 2012

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Mayan descendants at Maroma Beach are unconcerned about a possible apocalypse; Prancer Redux exhibit and party in LaPorte, Fashion on the Shore Model Call and a unique holiday gift idea.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

December 19, 2012 9:00 am
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