History is restored at La Porte’s beautiful Quaker Cemetery

  Story and photos by WNLP’s Bob Wellinski  (More photos below; click to enlarge) A long-overdue restoration project has renewed the Quaker Cemetery’s history, thanks ... Continue Reading →

Cutler Funeral Home marks 125 years

    Story and photos provided This year Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, founded in 1896 by Austin Cutler, marks its 125th anniversary in La Porte. The name Cutler ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time … in photographs

  These Allis-Chalmers employees work on the first production model of the new anti-tank weapon during World War II. It was called “Ontos,” which translates as “The Thing” ... Continue Reading →

County Historians of the Year receive awards

  2021 Historians of the Year were recently honored at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum. Honored historians are Phyllis Marks, the late Maud Loetz and Kayla Vasilko. ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time … in photographs

  Photos and information courtesy of La Porte County Historical Society Museum (click to enlarge) These were the members of the Gibson Girls’ Glee Club during the 1907-1908 ... Continue Reading →

Age gaps disappear at county parks’ Pioneer Days

  Photos by WNLP’s Bob Wellinski (click to enlarge) What a perfect weekend for the La Porte County Parks’ Pioneer Days at Creek Ridge County Park, Michigan City. Hundreds ... Continue Reading →

Sept. 24

  Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library 1921 Aeroplanes will fly above the funeral train bearing the body of the aviator hero M.K. Palmer from Chicago to La Porte ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time … in photographs

  Photos and information courtesy of La Porte County Historical Society Museum (click to enlarge) This La Porte Methodist Church group includes Dorothy, Elaine and Jean Kenna ... Continue Reading →

Museum temporarily closed again

  The La Porte County Historical Society Museum is once again temporarily closed due to roof installation. Museum staffers apologize for the short notice and appreciate your patience. Continue Reading →

Why is the name Orr familiar in LP County history? It all started with this guy.

By La Porte County Historian Bruce Johnson One of the most fascinating and important individuals in the history of La Porte County was General Joseph Orr. He was born at Mount ... Continue Reading →