Category Archives: Museums

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South Shore Arts Seeking Artist for the 78th Annual Salon Show

    The Salon Show is a tradition that has defined South Shore Arts since its inception in the late 1930s. It was the first annual Art Exhibition of the Hammond District Art Association and was held in the millinery department of the Minas Department Store Downtown Hammond.        South Shore Arts is proud…

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At the “Icarus” unveiling (left to right), Museum Director Keri Teller Jakubowski, La Porte County Historian Fern Eddy Schultz, Reagan Buchanan, Board President Bruce Johnson, Board Vice President Gary Ashby

LaPorte Museum Unveils Permanent Copper Statue

The La Porte County Historical Society Museum is proud to announce its recent donation, a 9-foot copper sculpture of Icarus created by artist, sculptor, and former LaPortean Roland Hockett. Hockett grew up in La Porte, graduated from La Porte High School, and returned and taught art at La Porte High School upon graduation from college.…

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South Shore Arts Gift Shop Opens for the First Time in Munster

Let the wild rumpus begin!  South Shore Arts is proud to announce the Northwest Indiana presentation of a nationally-touring exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of acclaimed author and illustrator Maurice Sendak’s best known work, “Where the Wild Things Are.” South Shore Arts brings “Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition,” a visual record of Sendak’s artistic and…

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LaPorte County Museum To Re-Open

     The La Porte County Historical Society announces its plans for the re-opening of their Museum on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 2405 Indiana Avenue in La Porte.      In order to protect the public, museum staff, and volunteers from COVID-19, certain restrictions will be in place. Masks are required of all visitors…

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Rolling Stones Fan? You have to see “Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones” at Navy Pier

**** Highly Recommended **** If you’re a fan of the Rolling Stones, you have to see “Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones” while the show is in town.  With over 500 original objects from the Stones’ private collections, this is the definitive exhibition of Stones memorabilia.  Chicago is the third stop for “Exhibitionism” after it premiered…

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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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New Year’s Eve in Northwest Indiana

     Spend your New Year’s Eve celebrating in Northwest Indiana. We guarantee there’s an event for everyone WITH TONS OF FAMILY FUN! From to special concerts to Fireworks, these events will have you ring in the New Year in style! Home of the Indiana Dunes in Northwest Indiana, we feature Events in Lake, Porter and…

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Holiday Express returns to Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens will be hosting Holidays in the Depot every weekend in December before Christmas. All Aboard the Holiday Express! Saturdays in December celebrate the holidays with your little ones at Taltree. Children come in their pajamas and enter a wonderland of trains with Taltree’s signature Train Tree, gingerbread and peppermint villages, and…

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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 with standard tours and Glowing Lights Nights on Saturdays! Standard Christmas admission is $8 per adult and $5 per youth, ages 15 and…

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Barker Mansion

     The historic Barker Mansion is offering expanded tour options this summer, designed to appeal to a wide range of audiences and interests.      New this year, a self-guided tours of the first floor and garden will begin at 11 am, Tuesday through Sunday. On this exploratory tour, visitors are given guide books…

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