Items from LP businesses past and present among June donations to museum

Visitors to the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum for the month of June 2018 came from 16 counties, 18 states and Canada.  


The “Summer of Love” display opened the first week of June. A painting party was held June 9 with instructor Dori Huber. First United Methodist Senior Group visited and toured on June 14. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place after hours on June 19 for the reopening of the W.A. Jones Collection of Ancient Weapons. A public ribbon cutting was held on June 23 with the Jones family in attendance. The “Summer of Love” Variety Show was also held June 23 and hits from the 1960s were enjoyed by the audience. The Griffith United Methodist Women toured the museum on June 30.

Upcoming events include the 11th Annual Old Car Show Saturday, July 21. Car owners may bring their 1988 or earlier cars to the museum to be registered between 8 & 11 a.m. The public may view the cars from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for only $5 a carload. On-site food will be available and trophies will be given. A program from the Studebaker Museum will be presented that day at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1 p.m.

Unpaid internships at the museum are available. Call 219-324-6767 and ask for Susie or Janet.


— Framed photo of a sailboat race from St. Joseph, MI, to Michigan City, IN, Norma Morley

— 1950s LaPorte Sporting Goods sign, David Smith

— Wooden cradle with crank, Nancy Sanders

— Lantern Restaurant lamp, teeter-totter, Hilbish Drugs tape dispenser, 1938 LaPorte County Fair book, Luther League hymn book, dance card, Julie Hilbish

— 2 needlepoints by O.M. Haverstock, LPHS reunion coffee mug 1947, floral table cloth, framed Haverstock Funeral Home ad; Lewis Juday

— 1960s performance outfit, belonged to Ginna Zimmerman; Laura Krentz

— Items for the sale table, Danielle Adams, Jerry Rose, Jean Bauer

— 1960s memorabilia, Susi Larson

Submitted by Curator Susie Richter

No comments.

Leave a Reply