GPS? Ha! A colorful, detailed map got you around LP County back when. Now you can purchase copies at the museum

A copy of this colorful and fun 1895 map of La Porte is among those available at the museum. (Smithsonian.com)

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Do you have a friend who loves La Porte or one who visited here and might want a souvenir? Consider one of the publications offered by the La Porte County Historical Society Inc., gifts that will be appreciated for years to come and can be passed on from one generation to the next.

Maybe you have a map enthusiast in your family. The history of La Porte County through maps is available. An example is the 1862 map of the county by townships. Due to the deteriorated condition of the original, the best possible reprint is offered. It is indexed by township to property ownerships. Sales of this, among other books and maps offered, helps to pass on the history of La Porte County.

Some other books and maps offered for the purpose of keeping the Archival Preservation Fund active are: 20th Century History & Biographical Record of La Porte County (1904), Michigan City Illustrated (1900), 1854 La Porte Map, 1866 Birds-eye-view map of La Porte along with an 1866 Companion with Index.

Visit the museum and view efforts the sales of these and other books and maps designated as fundraisers for Archival Preservation have made possible. Also, visit the Fern Eddy Schultz Research Library, where you will see shelves of research material made possible from the book and map sales along with an annual fundraiser. While there. enjoy viewing the diverse collections relevant to La Porte County history and other specialized collections.

The museum is located at 2405 Indiana Ave. at the south entrance of La Porte. Visit https://laportecountyhistory.org/ and its Facebook pages for more information about the facility, including admissions and hours.

Questions or comments regarding the books, maps and the Archival Preservation Fund may be submitted to Fern Eddy Schultz, Chairperson, netster@csinet.net.

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