Good grief! It’s Christmas!

Schroeder at the Hobart-Cable piano, manufactured in LaPorte, at the museum.

A model of a farmhouse built by LaPorte resident Don Bowman for the movie “Prancer,” which was shot in and around LaPorte County in 1989.

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Every year the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum presents a holiday theme. This year is no different. Come, have a stroll around the museum and participate in a Holiday Scavenger Hunt! Try to find all the Peanuts characters you can as part of the theme, “Good Grief! It’s Christmas!”

On Saturday, Dec. 16, starting at 11 a.m., the LaPorte Little Theatre cast from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will be caroling at the museum. Bring the family, have your picture taken with the cast, and  enjoy the displays and cookies.

The period rooms at the museum are decorated with trees and ornaments reflecting the decades portrayed. The Victorian Parlor is especially pretty this year!

The Giese Church, a LaPorte treasure for over 70 years, is up and running. Come see the little church that used to be on display outside a LaPorte funeral home.

Memorabilia from the movie “Prancer,” directed by LaPorte native John Hancock and filmed in and around LaPorte County in 1989, has its own display this year. Costumes and props, as well as director’s notes, are all being exhibited on the lower level of the museum. Come and remember the time that Hollywood came to stay in LaPorte County.

The museum, 2405 Indiana Ave., LaPorte, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (The museum will be closed Dec. 23-25 and Dec. 31, Jan. 1-2.) The building is accessible to those with disabilities. For admission prices and more information, call 219-324-6767 or visit

The LaPorte County Historical Society wishes everyone a Merry, Merry Christmas!

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