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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 will be required at all times inside the Museum. Both adults and children will be required to wear masks, and visitors are asked to practice social distancing.

     New exhibits on the lower floor include the 4-H, Washington Park Zoo, and History of Computers exhibits. New cabinets from the La Porte Hospital have been installed downstairs to exhibit hospital memorabilia. On the main floor, a display case now features toy trains.

     Downstairs, there is also the new W.A. Jones at Home exhibit. The gun collection housed at the Museum was amassed by W.A. Jones. Now on display is the jacket Jones wore when hunting with President Theodore Roosevelt, and the upholstered wheelchair Jones used in his later years.

     In the Fern Eddy Schultz Research Library is the new Dr. M. Barber Backer research/computer center. Dr. Backer’s scrapbooks, detailing La Porte’s medical history, will soon be housed in this area.

     The Museum is located at 2405 Indiana Avenue in La Porte. Please contact the Museum with any questions by phone 219-324-6767 or email

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