Mayoral memorabilia, Lucky Cigar Store wooden Indian among September donations to museum

Memorabilia from former Mayors Kathy Chroback and Blair Milo in the “Women Making History” display. (Photo provided)

Visitors to the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum for the month of September came from 21 states, 13 Indiana counties, Canada and Mexico.

Current and upcoming events

— Wednesday, Oct. 17, noon, in the museum meeting room: the third Brown Bag Lunch featuring Jim Lampl presenting a musical program. Bring your lunch and come and enjoy!

— Saturday, Oct. 20, 1 to 3 p.m., artist Dori Huber will be teaching how to paint an ornament with either the Michigan City Lighthouse or the Door Prairie Barn. Cost is $20, which includes admission and all supplies.

— The current Fall exhibit, “Women Making History: Trailblazers of LaPorte County,” started the first week in September and will be up through November. Fifteen amazing La Porte County women are included. On Sept. 22, a program featuring several of these women was held. David Hay spoke on his sister, the late Susan Hay Hemminger, first female judge in the county; LaPorte County Historian Fern Eddy Schultz presented information on several women including pianist Hazel Harrison; and Sandy Young portrayed Harriet Colfax, Michigan City’s lighthouse keeper for over 40 years.

Richter retiring

“After 19 years, I will be retiring Nov. 1. Thanks for the memories!” — LaPorte County Museum Curator Susie Richter

September donations

— 1950s game of “Pin the Tail…”, pin from 3 Star Lounge, family greeting cards, Arlene Martin

— “Miss Colfax’s Light” and “Capsized” books from Michigan City Historical Society

— Mayor’s vest, name tag, officer pin, placard and photos, Blair Milo

— Wooden Indian from Lucky Cigar Store, Deborah Simpson

— Framed photos, police department commemorative, political fan, nameplate, award, Kathy Chroback

— Indiana Ave. neighborhood quilt, 1985, Susie Richter

— Rolls Razor & case, belonged to former Police Officer Larry Williams, Nancy Williams

— Bicentennial Torch Relay sign, County Commissioner Rich Mrozinski

— Allis-Chalmers toy bulldozer and wagon, license plate, and model “Antos” tank, Rodney Heidel

— Book “The Doctors Mayo,” Jan Edquist

— Items for the sale table, June Reeves, Kathleen Hyska, Susie Richter

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