Category Archives: LaPorte County

Glacier Pass – A New Train Ride Opens at Hesston Museum

    Fans and patrons will enjoy a brand new train ride at the Hesston Steam Museum Memorial Weekend – Glacier Pass. This opening celebrates 150 years of the opening of the transcontinental railroad.      Long over due, the volunteers at Hesston Steam were busy working on a new attraction at the museum. The work entailed lowering…

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Kesling Park Redesigns And Rebuilds Fort La Play Porte

La Porte residents will soon be able to enjoy the redesigned Fort La Play Porte playground at Kesling Park with a successful crowdfunding campaign launched today. The campaign is sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity. The campaign is led by LaPorte Parks and Recreation. “Unfortunately, playgrounds…

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The LCSO Welcomes Tim King as Interim Executive Director

     Tim King returns to the LCSO on an interim basis as Executive Director, a role previously held in 2015. King is a former Executive Director of The Louisville Orchestra and moved to the La Porte area in 2013 upon his retirement. King also chaired the LCSO’s successful A La Carte Series which has raised approximately…

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Fall Colors at LaPorte County Parks

    The beautiful autumn colors are illuminating the county.  Put on your walking shoes and discover the beauty of autumn in our four parks.  We have so many scenic trails you and your family can enjoy with the burst of colors shinning among the fall foliage.  Oh, and don’t forget your four legged pets two…

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Luhr Park Expands by 15 Acres with $200,000 Grant

The LaPorte County Park Department officially received a land donation of approximately 15 acres adjacent to Luhr County Park from the LaPorte County Park Foundation.  The land lies along the south border of the existing park and along County Rd. 150 West.  “This addition to Luhr is significant in many ways” said Park Superintendent Jeremy…

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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 21st 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 years…

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“End of the Rainbow” at Canterbury Summer Theatre

‘End of the Rainbow’ Relives the Last Hurrah of Legendary Judy Garland at Canterbury Summer Theatre Canterbury Summer Theatre presents the area premiere of End of the Rainbow, a musical drama about legendary icon, Judy Garland playing July 5th – 14th. The theatre is located at 807 Franklin Street in Michigan City. Written by Peter…

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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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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. Holiday Weekends Include: Halloween Weekends (Ghost Trains Oct 13-14, 20-21 and Oct. 16, 27, and 28th, 2018), and select…

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Market On Main Returns in Westville June 1st

   A new market is opening in Westville Indiana called the “Market on Main.” It is comprised of local entrepreneurs with a Vintage and Artisan focus. Folks are invited to walk down Main Street in Westville, Indiana and enjoy artisan + vintage vendors along with local craft beer + wine! This Market is an annual…

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