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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
Smitty's

Smitty's

March 06, 2014 5:00 pm
Hank

Hank

March 06, 2014 5:01 pm
Diners & Drive-Ins, hometown memories

Diners & Drive-Ins, hometown memories

What was your favorite Hang-out? Smitty’s? Brownie’s? Dog’n’Suds? Terry’s? Take a trip back to the days of Poodle Skirts and Malts with a visit to the La Porte County Historical Society’s latest exhibit for Spring: “Diners & Drive-Ins: Hometown Memories” on display at the museum. Mostly …

March 06, 2014 4:25 pm Photos

Photos

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
Black History Month

Black History Month

Banks marker at Parron Cemetery.

February 13, 2014 12:54 pm
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

Photos

LaPorte County Historical Society Museum holiday hours

LAPORTE | The La Porte County Historical Society is announcing their Holiday hours for 2013. The Museum will be closed on Christmas Eve in accordance with the other La Porte County offices. It will also be closed on Christmas Day and will reopen Thursday, December 26th at 10am. Regular hours…

December 20, 2013 10:08 pm
Piggy Lunch

Piggy Lunch

December 18, 2013 4:33 pm
Christmas Story kitchen

Christmas Story kitchen

December 18, 2013 4:35 pm
“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

Photos

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
Civil War Calendars for sale

Civil War Calendars for sale

LAPORTE | The La Porte County Historical Society is again offering calendars for sale in the gift shop. The theme for 2014 is “150 Years of the Civil War in La Porte County”. Included in the calendar are original photos from the archives of the Historical Society as well as photos from 6 yea…

November 12, 2013 5:13 pm
Civil War Calendars for sale

Civil War Calendars for sale

November 12, 2013 5:17 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

Photos

2nd Annual Memorial Gardens Cemetery Tour

2nd Annual Memorial Gardens Cemetery Tour

LAPORTE | On Saturday, August 10 at 1:00 p.m., the 2nd Annual Memorial Gardens Cemetery Tour will be held on the grounds of the La Porte County Historical Society Museum. This is located at 2405 Indiana Avenue (US#35) at the south entrance to La Porte. Regular museum admission fees will be c…

July 31, 2013 5:26 pm Photos

Photos

6th Annual Old Car Show in LaPorte

6th Annual Old Car Show in LaPorte

July 25, 2013 3:40 pm
6th Annual Old Car Show & “Meet the Tuckers!”

6th Annual Old Car Show & “Meet the Tuckers!”

LAPORTE | The La Porte County Historical Society is hosting its 6th Annual Old Car Show on Saturday, July 27th from 9AM-3PM. The Car Show is held on the grounds of the museum located at 2405 Indiana Ave. or Highway 35 at the south entrance to La Porte. The event is open to cars 30 years and …

July 25, 2013 3:37 pm
Wedding fashion show

Wedding fashion show

July 02, 2013 4:27 pm
With this ring

With this ring

Wedding dress of Marian Passafume from 1954. The dress will be featured in the lobby of the museum.

May 31, 2013 12:36 pm
“With This Ring” Wedding Display at LaPorte County Historical Society Museum

“With This Ring” Wedding Display at LaPorte County Historical Society Museum

LAPORTE | You are cordially invited to attend the new wedding display at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum. For the months of June, July, and August, the Historical Society will be featuring mid-century wedding gowns in an exhibit entitled, “With This Ring…” The dresses on displa…

May 31, 2013 12:18 pm
Variety Show

Variety Show

May 14, 2013 3:57 pm
LaPorte County Historical Society along with LaPorte Little Theatre Club presents “Historical Broadway”

LaPorte County Historical Society along with LaPorte Little Theatre Club presents “Historical Broadway”

LAPORTE | What’s the real truth behind the romance between Fannie Brice and Nicky Arnstein? Did Maria Von Trapp really want to be a nun? The La Porte County Historical Society along with La Porte Little Theatre Club will be presenting an after-hours variety show on the lower level of the mus…

May 14, 2013 3:51 pm

LaPorte County Historical Society schedule of summer events

LAPORTE | The La Porte County Historical Society Museum has scheduled many fun events for the whole family for the summer of 2013. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss anything!

May 10, 2013 4:29 pm
Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

April 23, 2013 8:04 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
Hoosiers in the movies

Hoosiers in the movies

April 10, 2013 5:19 pm
“Hoosiers in the Movies” Program

“Hoosiers in the Movies” Program

LAPORTE | A surprising number of people from Indiana were important figures in the motion picture industry. Did you know that movie director Robert Wise was from Winchester, Howard Hawks was from Goshen, and Sydney Pollack was from South Bend? Actors Steve McQueen, James Dean, and Red Skelto…

April 10, 2013 5:17 pm
Clock

Clock

March 06, 2013 6:03 pm
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
Fern Eddy Shultz, LaPorte County historian

Fern Eddy Shultz, LaPorte County historian

February 08, 2013 11:38 am
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
Rumely Hotel in LaPorte

Rumely Hotel in LaPorte

January 30, 2013 11:35 am
LaPorte County Historical Society holds photo contest

LaPorte County Historical Society holds photo contest

LAPORTE | Calling all photographers! These days everyone takes photos of everything and use other things besides cameras to do it! Why not see how your photos stack up against others and maybe win a prize at the same time!

January 30, 2013 11:32 am
Vintage valentines

Vintage valentines

January 25, 2013 1:14 pm
Vintage valentine

Vintage valentine

January 25, 2013 1:16 pm
Vintage valentines on display at LaPorte County Historical Society

Vintage valentines on display at LaPorte County Historical Society

LAPORTE | It’s that time of year again when the La Porte County Historical Society displays its vast collection of vintage Valentines. The Valentines are on display in the period rooms at the museum. In the Victorian Dining room, the table is covered with Valentine greetings of the time. The…

January 25, 2013 1:12 pm Photos

Photos

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
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