Category Archives: Historical

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LaPorte Air Fair to Feature the B-25 at the LaPorte Airport

     The Laporte Municipal Airport will be presenting their first Annual Air Fair from August 9th through August 15th, 2021 featuring the  The B-25 “Maid in the Shade.”       Air Fair hours are 9am – 5pm Tuesday thru Sunday. Tours of the B-25 are Tuesday thru Thursday only and rides are Friday thru Sunday…

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Historic Barker Mansion Gets New Owner / Management

Located downtown Michigan City the city has transferred ownership of the Historic Barker Mansion to “The Barker Welfare Foundation.” The Barker Mansion is a historic home and living museum that seeks to preserve the history of the Barker family business and philanthropy in Michigan City. Tours, exhibits, programs and events provide it’s usefulness to the…

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Laporte’s Annual Old Car Show

    The La Porte County Historical Society 15th Annual Old Car Show will be held on Saturday, July 17TH, 2021 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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Everyday Items That Came From the Chicago World's Fair

Everyday Items That Came From the Chicago World’s Fair

Discover everyday items that came from the Chicago World’s Fair. You probably never knew that Cracker Jacks, zippers, and chewing gum premiered in Chicago.

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LaPorte County Historical Museum Opens!

     The reopening of the La Porte County Historical Society Museum will take place Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Resuming its normal hours the museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time the La Porte County Historical Society announced.      Mask wearing over the nose and mouth…

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Cobe Cup Returns to Northwest Indiana -2021

     The excitement returns to Northwest Indiana thanks to the Regional Streeters Car Club. The Annual and Historical Cobe Cup Car Cruise will be held on Saturday, May 29th Memorial Weekend, 2021. The course mocks the original historical race of 1909 – going thru Crown Point, Lowell and Cedar Lake, starting at Lake County Fairgrounds…

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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.       This unique, experiential and family friendly activity is meant to raise awareness about the significance of the Kankakee River marsh, garner new members and help raise funds for our Collier Lodge restoration.  …

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The Best Dinosaur Exhibits in the United States

The Best Dinosaur Exhibits in the United States

Great adventures await you! Use this brief guide to the three best dinosaur exhibits in the United States to plan your next trip for family fun.

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Diana Of the Dunes Explained Online

More than 100 years ago, Alice Mabel Gray left her city life in Chicago, choosing instead to live in an abandoned shanty along the wild shoreline of the Indiana Dunes. For the next 10 years, as she explored her beloved dunes, she withstood both natural hardships and those created by a relentless, sensation-driven press. She…

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Decay Devil’s Union Station Restoration Project Receives Award From Indiana DNR, Gary Indiana

On November 6th, 2020, Indiana Historic Preservation will Award the Decay Devils, Inc. in recognition of its outstanding grassroots efforts to preserve the historic Union Station downtown Gary, Indiana. Decay Devils was informally founded in 2011 and became a certified non-profit organization in 2015. While supporting many Northwest Indiana projects, Decay Devils has focused its…

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