Welcome to Our Site

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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Women Making History


     The "Women Making History" display is partnered with Smithsonian Magazine and is part of their national Museum Day on Saturday, September 22nd. By visiting Smithsonian Media’s website at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay, a ticket to attend all participating museums can be downloaded.

    On Museum Day only, several programs are being presented at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum about several of the women featured in the Fall display. Starting at 1 PM in the meeting room on the 22nd, County Historian Fern Eddy Schultz will be speaking on Dr. Barbara Backer, Adelheid Schumm and Hazel Harrison. Joann Gorecki will be discussing Fern Eddy Schultz. David Hay will be presenting a talk about his sister and first female judge in La Porte County, Susan Hay Hemminger.