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!
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Events & Announcements
Museum Closure Press Release, March 17, 2020
The La Porte County Historical Society Museum will be closed, effective immediately. Based on recommendations by the Indiana Governor’s office, the Indiana State Department of Health, and the La Porte County Government, the La Porte County Historical Society Museum will be closed to the public, including all programs, meetings, events, and tours until further notice. The top priority of the La Porte County Historical Society is the health and safety of our community, guests, volunteers and staff members. We will continue to evaluate the situation on an ongoing basis, and every attempt will be made to reschedule events for a later date.
Please stay tuned to our Facebook page and webpage, www.laportecountyhistory.org, for updates on the status of the Museum including opening date and the rescheduling of events. If you have any questions, please call 219-324-6767, or email the Museum at [email protected]
Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience as we navigate these uncharted circumstances.
We appreciate your understanding, and your ongoing support of the La Porte County Historical Society and Museum. We hope you will stay safe and healthy in the days to come, and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Judge William J. Boklund’s Program for March 28, 2020, Postponed
Judge William J. Boklund’s program “Prohibition in La Porte County and The Perfect Storm” scheduled for March 28, 2020, at the Museum has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. The La Porte County Historical Society is closed to the public as of March 16, 2020, and all events and programs have been postponed to protect the health of our patrons. Please check our website, www.laportecountyhistory.org, and our Facebook page for current information regarding our closure, reopening, and rescheduling of events. To contact us, please call 219-324-6767 or email us at [email protected] Thank you for your patience, and we are sorry for any inconvenience.
Historian of the Year Program and Dinner Postponed
The May 12, 2020 HISTORIAN of the YEAR awarding by the La Porte County Historical Society, Inc. has been postponed until Fall due to the virus shut-down. Please continue visiting this site for updates on this as well as other activities of the Society. Thank you for your interest and patience during this difficult time. If you have questions regarding this particular event, please e-mail Fern Eddy Schultz, Chairperson, at [email protected]