Category Archives: Historical

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Historic Community Center, Whiting Indiana

Historic Community Center is now housed by the YMCA by Carl Zurbriggen    The Center was open for tours in 2019 for patrons to experience the history of the Whiting Family YMCA and former Whiting Community Center that was built by John D. Rockefeller!    Patrons viewed the facility like never before by taking a tour…

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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 that holds a larger audience at the Tourism Center in Chesterton.       The 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago—called the Century of Progress—offered millions of people…

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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, October 2nd at 10 AM        This unique, experiential and family friendly activity is meant to raise awareness about the significance of the Kankakee River marsh, garner new…

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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

      In the past, Chautauqua has built 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 were fairly common traveling institutions of…

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Laporte’s Annual Old Car Show

    The La Porte County Historical Society 14th Annual Old Car Show will be held on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 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…

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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. Special Weekends Include: Civil War Days in June, Father’s Day, July 4th and Labor Day. Watch Our  Labor Day…

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Memorial Opera House – A Downtown Treasure

     As you would think, being around for 125 years there is a lot of history behind the Memorial Opera House. The Porter County Memorial Hall, also known as Memorial Opera House, is an historic Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall located downtown Valparaiso, Indiana. A Special Anniversary Ceremony took place Feb. 15, 2018.…

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