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Porter County Museum Of History

Porter County museum hosts Day of the Dead celebration

Porter County museum hosts Day of the Dead celebration

VALPARAISO | Skeletons may be scary on Oct. 31, but on Nov. 2 they represent pleasant memories.

November 02, 2013 7:05 pm Photos

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Porter County goes prehistoric

Porter County goes prehistoric

VALPARAISO | Over a century ago, a Boone Grove farmer made an astounding discovery in his corn field.

October 06, 2013 8:15 pm Photos

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Save the Dunes veterans recall early days of campaign

Save the Dunes veterans recall early days of campaign

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.

August 18, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Save the Dunes veterans recall early days of campaign

Save the Dunes veterans recall early days of campaign

"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.

August 18, 2013 4:53 pm
Save the Dunes veterans recall early days of campaign

Save the Dunes veterans recall early days of campaign

"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.

August 18, 2013 4:53 pm
Save the Dunes veterans recall early days of campaign

Save the Dunes veterans recall early days of campaign

"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.

August 18, 2013 4:52 pm

Museum exhibit tells history of Valparaiso downtown neighborhood

VALPARAISO | It’s where they grew up, and it’s where they live now.

June 23, 2013 7:30 pm
Women's dugout canoe, lake voyage featured in museum exhibit

Women's dugout canoe, lake voyage featured in museum exhibit

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.

March 24, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Women's dugout canoe, lake voyage featured in museum exhibit

Women's dugout canoe, lake voyage featured in museum exhibit

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.

March 24, 2013 2:41 pm
Women's dugout canoe, lake voyage featured in museum exhibit

Women's dugout canoe, lake voyage featured in museum exhibit

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.

March 24, 2013 2:40 pm
Civil War 'Ghost Soldiers' display to highlight April exhibit

Civil War 'Ghost Soldiers' display to highlight April exhibit

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.

March 09, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Time to share early memories of WW II and Urschel Air Field

OFFBEAT: Time to share early memories of WW II and Urschel Air Field

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Making history at Valpo museum

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.

April 04, 2011 12:00 am
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