Museum period rooms sport a “new” look

One of the new mannequins at the museum depicts a teacher from a past era. (Helem Crump?) Photo provided.

Visitors to the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum for the month of January 2018 came from 8 counties and 7 states.

The historical society’s vast collection of vintage Valentines are on display until the end of February. Plans are in the works for a spring display focusing on aerial photos of LaPorte County. Thanks to Larry Wade for supplying chili for a Volunteer Valentine luncheon.

The historical society made a long-overdue purchase of new mannequins. Come and see the new look as they highlight just a few of many items of vintage clothing in the museum collection.

The first Brown Bag Lunch was held at the museum, with Robert Smith presenting his drawings of LaPorte County depots. It was well attended and more Brown Bag Lunches are being planned. The Michigan City Chamber of Commerce and the La Porte Chamber of Commerce met at the museum for a joint event. A trivia contest was held and members toured the museum.

January donations

— Suburbanites Homes Economics Club scrapbook, First United Methodist Church of LaPorte commemorative plate, belonged to Jean Terry, Donna Weist

— Toaster used for entire married life of 60 years by Bill and Pam Wampler, Bill Wampler

— Research material and archival information, Joe Otis, anonymous

— Photographs, LaPorte Chamber of Commerce

— Items for the sale table, Vickie McMillan, Susie Richter

Visit the museum and its website, www.laportecountyhistory.org.

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