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Welcome to the site of the La Porte County Historical Society Museum! We hope you enjoy your tour and will consider attending in person when you can! La Porte County is rich in history and the wonderful museum reflects that. The La Porte County Historical Society Museum hosts many events and exhibits each year; from re-enacting the Civil War to filling an acre of land with old cars, permanent exhibits to special current exhibits, there is something for everyone!

What's Happening at the Museum

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Up, Up and Away: A Look at Aerial Photography of La Porte County


     Have you ever wanted to view La Porte County from the skies? Are you curious about what the towns looked like from the 1950’s, or right before the La Porte overpass was built? The La Porte County Historical Society Museum is having a display entitled “Up Up and Away!: A look at Aerial Photography from La Porte County!”, offering aerial photographic views throughout the decades. This current Spring display will be up from March 1st to the end of May 2018. 


    The exhibit features an array of stunning photos from the collection of the Historical Society that show the growth and development of La Porte County; from Allis-Chalmers to Pullman- Standard and from Stone Lake Beach to the beautiful sight of Michigan City Harbor. View the location of where the Spaulding Hotel was once located and the celebration of Armistice Day, 1918 with a parade in downtown La Porte.


    Photographs will be displayed on the countertops and lower level of the museum. Visitors will be given a program explaining the location of each photo and time period, if known. What a surprise to see how much has changed!