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Porter County Museum

Address

153 S. Franklin St., Valparaiso, IN 46383

Contact

Phone: (219) 465-3595

About

Once the sheriff's residence and local jail, the Porter County Museum is now home to Northwest Indiana's largest collection of area history and treasures. Exhibits are displayed through- out the building and change often, because they're always finding new artifacts, every trip is a fresh adventure.

Amenities:

  • Non-Smoking
  • Eco/Outdoor Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Handicap Accessible

Events:

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Saturdays @ PoCo Muse

Dates: January 20 - December 15, 2018
1-4pm (CT)

On the third Saturday of each month, the Porter County Museum features a story that is given a special emphasis. These are often exhibit openings, highlights of future exhibit topics, or developed community projects and partnerships.

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Courthouse Walking Tour: 1956

Date: Saturday, July 21
2pm (CT)

Want to know what life was like on the courthouse square in 1956? Take an afternoon walk with the PoCo Muse to hear what downtown Valparaiso was like in the Fifties. Gather at the front steps of Sheriff Lester Hineline's residence (today it is the PoCo Muse). Be sure to wear appropriate walking attire and comfortable shoes, as this tour will stroll west on Indiana Avenue, walk north on S. Washington Street, roam east on E. Lincolnway and step south on Franklin.

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National Day of the Cowboy

Date: Saturday, July 28
11am-4pm (CT)

Enjoy Broncho John-themed games and activities in celebration of National Day of the Cowboy. Special viewings of the stagecoach will take place at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm at 16 Indiana Avenue.

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From a Bailly Point of View

Dates: August 01 - August 31, 2018
11am-4pm (CT)

What do our belongings say about our identity? From a Bailly Point of View take a close look at Frances Howe, the last Bailly family member to live on the Bailly homestead in Porter County. This exhibit explores Frances Howe's understanding of ethnicity, religion, class, and memory through her possessions.

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Rock the Block

Date: Saturday, August 04
Noon-11pm (CT)

Join friends and neighbors for a rocking good time. There will be music, food and fun on Indiana Avenue.

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Courthouse Walking Tour: 1968

Date: Saturday, August 11
2pm (CT)

Want to know what life was like on the courthouse square in 1968? Take an afternoon walk with the PoCo Muse to hear what downtown Valparaiso was like fifty years ago. Gather at the front steps of Sheriff Mike Crampton's residence (today it is the PoCo Muse) at 1:45pm. Be sure to wear appropriate walking attire and comfortable shoes, as this tour will stroll west on Indiana Avenue, walk north on S. Washington Street, roam east on E. Lincolnway and step south on Franklin.