Porter County Museum Of History
VALPARAISO | Skeletons may be scary on Oct. 31, but on Nov. 2 they represent pleasant memories.
VALPARAISO | Over a century ago, a Boone Grove farmer made an astounding discovery in his corn field.
VALPARAISO | While thousands splashed in the lake and played in the sand at the Indiana dunes Sunday, two men responsible for that enjoyment were retracing their journey at the Porter County Museum.
"Duner" Herb Read answers questions Sunday after premiering a newly restored Save the Dunes recruitment video to visitors at the Porter County Museum of History.
"Duner" and photographer John Nelson discusses one of his cameras with Porter County Museum of History worker Emily Royer on Sunday. Nelson, alongside fellow duner Herb Read, fought for the preservation of the dunes in the industry-laden 1960s.
"Duners" Herb Read, center left, and John Nelson, center right, greet visitors to the Porter County Museum of History on Sunday alongside Nelson's Saint Bernard, Aslan, during their visit to the museum to show a newly restored Save the Dunes recruitment video from the 1960s.
VALPARAISO | It’s where they grew up, and it’s where they live now.
VALPARAISO | The story of two young Northwest Indiana women — and a tree that became a boat — made its debut at the Porter County Museum of History Sunday afternoon.
Amy Lukas, right, and Mary Catterlin talk Sunday about their dugout boat, Mekeba, carved from a cottonwood tree, along with other items they used to circumnavigate Lake Michigan last summer, during a new exhibit at the Porter County Museum of History in Valparaiso.
Mary Catterlin, right, started hand-carving a cottonwood tree into a dugout canoe, then she and friend Amy Lukas, left, circumnavigated Lake Michigan in the boat this past summer. The boat is now on exhibit at the Porter County Museum of History.
CROWN POINT | The unlikely pair of a Crown Point artist and excavator have teamed up to produce one of the major displays for a special region Civil War historical exhibition opening in April.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
Porter County and Valparaiso officials are considering a shuffle that would move the Porter County Museum of History and create a new music venue in its place. If the details are worked out, it could be an improvement for the city's downtown.
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