Special events

Traveling Exhibit: Auto Indiana



The La Porte County Historical Society is hosting Auto Indiana, one of the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS's) traveling exhibits, until the end of February, 2017. The exhibit, which takes visitors on a ride through Indiana's rich automotive past, will be on display on the upper level of the museum, alongside the Kesling Automobile collection.


Auto Indiana explores the mark Indiana's inventors and innovators such as Elwood Haynes and Ralph Teetor and automakers such as Studebaker and Duesenberg left on the industry—and vice versa.


The exhibit also illuminates ties between the automobiles and the development of many other economic opportunities for the "Crossroads of America," such as the iron, steel and glass businesses. In addition, it explores how the automobile became part of the American Dream and popular culture, from movies to making personal memories.