Just as vast as the history of the region, so are the options for visitors at the Porter County Museum, said Megan Telligman, interpretation and communications coordinator.
Younger visitors will like the “Prehistoric Porter County” exhibit, which displays mastodon bones found on Myron Benedict’s farm outside Boone Grove, she said.
“Visitors are encouraged to investigate their own surroundings, since you never know what you might find in your own backyard,” Telligman said.
Visitors also will learn about the Wild West from the Broncho John Sullivan collection, as well as Porter County’s involvement in World War II through a large variety of artifacts on display.
“‘Making Her Place,’ an exhibit highlighting women’s history in Porter county, inspires visitors of all ages to respond to needs in their communities through action and activism,” she said.
The Porter County Museum is located at 153 Franklin St., Valparaiso. For more information, go to pocomuse.org.