Category Archives: Historical

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La Porte County’s “A Night at the Giese Church” was a Huge Success

People were amazed at this year’s Annual Event, “A Night at the Giese Church” that was held Dec. 16th 2023 at the La Porte County Historical Museum. In spite of the flashy electronic, digital, video games and toys of today, children of all ages still become excited as they peer through the tiny stained-glass windows…

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Downtown Hammond’s Historic Calumet Bank Building Converted To Apartments

    The historic 100,000 square foot, 9-story Bank Calumet building, which served for decades as the cornerstone of Downtown Hammond but has sat vacant since 2015 when First Midwest Bank closed its operations, is now undergoing a remarkable metamorphosis into 100 market rate rental apartments on floors 2-9 and a 7,000 square foot event…

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LaPorte Candlelight Tour Returns in 2023

     People Engaged in Preservation, La Porte’s nonprofit historic preservation group, invites you to attend its enchanting  Christmas Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes, Saturday, December 2nd from 4-8 pm, and Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 from 1-5 pm.         All 6 sites will be open for self-guided touring, and will be decorated for…

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Gary International Black Film Festival is King of Kings

by Valencia Mother Diva Dantzler INDIANA UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST-GARY INDIANA – OCTOBER 12 – OCTOBER 15, 2023  I am so excited for the 13th Anniversary of the Gary International Black Film Festival this year. This festival is one of the most prestigious and glorious events happening in Gary Indiana. The festival has a reputation of showing…

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Belle Gunness Movie and Historical walk by La Porte County

Join the La Porte County Historical Museum on Saturday, October 21 to learn about Belle Gunness and her terrible, murderess, and evil actions. The event starts with ‘The Gunness Mystery’ documentary showing at 11am. At noon, a downtown historic walk will begin with participants viewing spots in La Porte that Belle frequented. Participants will start…

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Duneland Fall Festival at Indiana Dunes National Park

     Enjoy a weekend of fun at the historic Chellberg Farm at Indiana Dunes National Park. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Indiana Dunes, the Duneland Fall Festival takes place on September 16th and 17th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is free to the national park on both days so everyone can enjoy…

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Only Open On Labor Day Weekend – 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. Special Weekends Include: Civil War Days in June, Father’s Day, July 4th and Labor Day Weekend (4 Days). Watch…

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Door Village Harvest Festival Announces 2023 Schedule

     The 29th Door Village Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 and Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Scipio Township Park, 3501 W. Joliet Road, in historic Door Village.  There is No Admission charge to attend the festival, however Parking is $3.00 per vehicle and…

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Tickets On Sale for Sleepy Hollow – Lowell Indiana

      The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a popular event that sells out ahead of time. So, We are posting the “Tickets On Sale Date” is Wednesday, August 23, 2023  #PanoramaNOW Customers. The 2023 Dates are September 8th And 9th and September 15th and 16th, 2023.      Purchase your tickets at Deep…

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New Book & Play To Feature the 1933 Worlds Fair Homes at Indiana Dunes

      Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair buildings’ transport to showcase the shores of the Indiana Dunes National Park in Beverly Shores,  Family Folklore Foundation, Inc. announces accomplishing their goals  with art exhibits, books publications and a live Radio Play Performance. With Grants via the Indiana Arts Commission, the…

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