Porter County Museum
153 S Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: (219) 465-3595
Once the sheriff’s residence and local jail, the Porter County Museum is now home to North- ern 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.
From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Though a winter scene like the one below may seem out of season, this iconic image captures the spirit of OD & Tillie Frank's Friendship Fireplace. Around this hearth, the Franks gathered with neighbors, friends, and students to share a love of nature, a love of learning and ultimately a love for community. The POCO Museum will be opening the exhibit that features a nod to this fireplace and honors the spirit of those who gathered around it during their lives in the Hour Glass. We can think of no better way to start the summer season here at the Museum - a season that is sure to bring new discoveries, new friends and new inspiration.