Museum’s new exhibit: “Indiana Through the Mapmaker’s Eye”

  “Indiana Through the Mapmaker’s Eye” is the La Porte County Historical Society’s newest exhibit, running now through Aug. 31 at the museum, located at 2405 ... Continue Reading →

Iconic WWII B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey” coming to La Porte airport

The La Porte Municipal Airport is helping bring a bit of history to the area next week as it welcomes the iconic World War II aircraft B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey, courtesy ... Continue Reading →
February 3

August 5

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library 1920 There will be a demonstration of One-Minute Washing Machines. Be sure and see this at the Webber Hardware Co. 1970 The new ... Continue Reading →
February 3

August 4

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library  1920 Michigan City has a case of the “Population Blues.” Those who estimated a population of 25,000 are sadly disappointed. ... Continue Reading →

Museum’s Paleontology Exhibit to open Tuesday

  Tuesday, Aug. 4, marks the opening of the La Porte County Historical Society’s newly-renovated Paleontology Exhibit, featuring the bones of prehistoric mastodons and mammoths ... Continue Reading →

Fern Eddy Schultz: there were steamboats (believe it or not) on our La Porte lakes

  Written by Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian La Porte’s lakes have always been an important part of La Porte’s history — it being known as the City of ... Continue Reading →
February 3

August 3

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library  1920 Michigan City entertains over 100 soldiers and families from Fort Sheridan, Ill. There is a huge picnic dinner with music ... Continue Reading →
February 3

August 1

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library  1920 A car with nine passengers turns turtle after it hits a rut near New Carlisle. Two men are bruised and cut and the others ... Continue Reading →
February 3

July 31

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library  1920 The Lion Drug Store will give a strawberry ice cream for every dollar’s worth of cash register checks at its  store ... Continue Reading →
February 3

July 30

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library  1920 “Tubby,” an 11-year-old, 148 ½ pounder, went to the Christian Sunday School picnic at noon. Then he went to the Methodist ... Continue Reading →