Category Archives: Historical

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 2017 on Saturday May 27th. The course mocks the original historical race of 1909 – going thru Crown Point, Lowell and Cedar Lake. The Cobe Trophy Race was an automobile race held in…

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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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Fats Domino Film Screening – the Birth of Rock N Roll

Filmgoers can gorge themselves on pop music history when “Fats Domino & The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll” screens Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in the Miller Beach section of Gary. Sponsored by the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District, the 2016 documentary will be…

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Christmas Behind the Scenes at Barker Mansion

Have you toured Michigan City’s Barker Mansion in the past but were left wondering what was behind closed doors? Behind the Scenes Tour on December 8th and December 15th offers guests a look at the typically off-limits spaces of the historic home. The two-hour tour begins at 6 pm Central Time and ventures into the…

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Christmas at Barker Mansion – Michigan City

An annual holiday tradition, Michigan City’s Barker Mansion will open its decorated rooms to the community for viewing IN December. Popular traditions from the past will return throughout the month, including musical performances, cupcake decorating with Uptown Cakery, and kids’ crafts. Standard Christmas admission is $8 per adult and $5 per youth, ages 15 and…

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Indiana Bicentennial Tidbits

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko To celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial, the PanoramaNOW with tell you interesting “stuff” and important dates about the great Hoosier State for the rest of the year.  Enjoy! The name of our state means “land of Indians” and the name was originally given to the territory when Indiana was created from the Northwest…

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