Category Archives: Historical

Home for the Holidays Home Tour Whiting Indiana

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko      Come to the Whiting Arts Alive! Holiday Home Tour on Sunday, December 8th where you can meet the gracious hosts and appreciate the homes of five different Whiting residences plus the amazing church turned into a home by one enterprising couple.      The huge brick church had been the home…

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Chance of a Lifetime Historical Tour

Historic Community Center/YMCA Tour & City Sale Sept. 28 by Carl Zurbriggen    Join us on Saturday, September 28th to experience the history of the Whiting Family YMCA and former Whiting Community Center built by John D. Rockefeller!     Explore the facility like never before by taking a tour behind the scenes.  Look and experience…

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Century of Progress Talk Before the Tour

     Every year, the Indiana Landmarks conducts a tour of the Century of Progress homes, and it is ALWAYS SOLD OUT! However, there’s a talk on Friday Night.          The 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago—called the Century of Progress—offered millions of people in the depths of the Great Depression a hopeful…

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Tickets On Sale for Sleepy Hollow – August 28th, 2019

 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a popular event that sells out ahead of time. So, We are posting the “Tickets On Sale Date” for our #PanoramaNOW Customers. (actual dates listed below)      Purchase your tickets at Deep River County Park from 5:30 – 7:30. The event takes place at Buckley Homestead in Lowell.…

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Aukiki Historical River Walk

     The Kankakee Valley Historical Society is excited to offer a new activity! The Aukiki River Walk guided tour. The tour is set for Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at 10 AM with a rain date of July 28th, 2019.      This unique, experiential and family friendly activity is meant to raise awareness about…

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Bartlett Homes Featured at Garden Walk

     The Beverly Shores Fifth Annual Garden and Art Walk will be held on June 1, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Bartlett homes, all featured gardens will be at Bartlett homes, and one home will be open to Walk ticket-holders.       Bartlett Homes are what residents…

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Don’t miss Theater Unspeakable’s Unique Take on “The American Revolution”

**** Recommended **** “The American Revolution” by Theater Unspeakable is one of the most interesting, creative, and innovative shows I’ve ever seen. I saw when it premiered, loved it then, love it now. This tongue-in-cheek history lesson in just 50 minutes will definitely tickle your funny bone. By the way, all the history of “The…

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Chautauqua in the Dunes

    Chautauqua in the Dunes is four full days of events, August 15-18, 2019. Chautauqua will build on the cultural, historical, environmental, economic, political, and religious heritage found here in Northwest Indiana and throughout the Dunes region. Chautauquas were popular in the late 19th and early 20th century as accessible and participatory educational models. They…

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Laporte’s Annual Old Car Show

    The La Porte County Historical Society is hosting its 11th Annual Old Car Show on Saturday, July 20TH, 2019 from 9AM-3PM. The Car Show is held on the grounds of the museum located at 2405 Indiana Ave. or Highway 35 at the south entrance to La Porte. The event is open to cars 30…

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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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