Category Archives: Historical

Candlelight Tour Releases Book of 20 Years

People Engaged in Preservation, La Porte’s not-for-profit historic preservation organization, today announces the release of the book Historic Architecture of La Porte Indiana:  The First 20 Years of the Candlelight Tour.  The publication was released to the public and available for sale, on Saturday, May 19th. The book, at a cost of $30, is a 400+ page professional quality softcover including the 106…

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Hesston Steam Museum

     Hesston Steam Museum is an outdoor museum operated by the Laporte County Historical Steam Society in Hesston, Indiana. The Hesston Steam Museum is open several Holiday Weekends as well as every weekend in the Summer. Holiday Weekends Include: Memorial Day Weekend, (select steam show) Father’s Day Weekend, July 4th Weekend, Labor Day Weekend (with…

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Valpo Chamber Hosts Memorial Opera House 125th Anniversary

The Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce hosted an 125th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, February 15th. On stage was the backdrop of the Upcoming Production, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Several  representatives from the local community, the chamber of commerce and the theatre community were present. As a special treat, there were two performances shown by…

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Great War Events At Barker Mansion – Michigan City

The public is invited to explore Indiana’s Great War history through a series of free events hosted by Michigan City’s Barker Mansion in January and February. The mansion has partnered with the Indiana Historical Society to display a traveling exhibit titled The Great War: From Ration Lines to the Front Lines. With The Great War,…

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Over 50 Fall Festivals Announced

Spend your Fall Weekends celebrating in Northwest Indiana! We guarantee there’s a Festival EVERY WEEKEND WITH TONS OF FAMILY FUN! From Car Shows, ice cream socials to concerts and parades, these events will have you enjoying your Fall weekends ! Let us not forget tons of Fireworks,  Art and Craft Shows & Fairs AND CRAFT…

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Door Village Harvest Festival Celebrates 25 Years!

The Door Village Harvest Festival celebrates its 25th year! The festival will be held at Scipio Township Park on Joliet Road in Door Village, Indiana on Saturday September 9, 2017 from 7:30 to 5:00 and again on Sunday September 10, 2017 from 9:00 to 4:00 P.M. This is a Historical festival, something that you don’t…

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One Minute After Sunrise Book Signing June 25th Whiting

New Book on Standard Oil Fire Now Available       It was one of the most spectacular industrial disasters in American history when it occurred. In the hours after the August 27, 1955 explosion and fire at the Standard Oil Refinery people around the world became familiar with Whiting, Indiana. It was front page news. Those…

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Wolf Lake Wetlands Festival – Hammond Indiana

       The 17th annual Wolf Lake Bi-State Wetlands, Wind and Water festival will be held on Saturday May 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  at the Environmental Education Center, 2405 Calumet Avenue, Hammond. AND from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday May 29th at the William Powers State Fish & Wildlife Area, Shelter #2,…

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Cobe Cup Returns to Northwest Indiana

The excitement returns to Northwest Indiana thanks to the Regional Streeters Car Club. The historical Cobe Cup Car Cruise will be held in 2018 on Saturday May 26th, 2018 The course mocks the original historical race of 1909 – going thru Crown Point, Lowell and Cedar Lake, starting at Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point,…

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Victorian Wearable Art Display in LaPorte County

The Victorian era ran roughly from the 1830’s to the early 1900’s.  The period saw many changes in fashion, including changes in styles, fashion technology and the methods of distribution. Various movement in architecture, literature, and the decorative and visual arts also influenced fashion.   The La Porte County Historical Society Museum is celebrating Victorian…

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