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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 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.

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Events:

We Are Porter County Series has been added to your travel planner!
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We Are Porter County Series

Dates: February 13 - October 13, 2015
5:30 p.m.

"We are Porter County" will highlight the formation of the county from its founding in 1836 to present day.

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David Lain Presents at the Porter County Museum

Date: Thursday, May 07
5:30 p.m.

Porter County Sheriff David Lain will visit the Porter County Museum with notable artifacts from his historic law enforcement collection. Lain's passion for collecting shows in his array of artifacts that reveal the history of law enforcement in Porter County. As always, We Are Porter County Series programs are free and open to the public.

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Annual PoCo Muse Historic Home Tour

Date: Saturday, May 09
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The residential neighborhoods surrounding Valparaiso's historic downtown tell the story of the growth of a city, and the homes represent the life and culture of a vibrant community. The seven iconic homes featured in the home tour represent three distinct Valparaiso neighborhoods - Hilltop, Banta, and Central. Each with their own unique character.

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Make some art at the PoCo Muse

Date: Sunday, May 17
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Younger visitors are invited to create art projects. While you're at the Museum, get a last look at the CSA Valpo exhibit, which has inspired art appreciation in visitors of all ages. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

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Memorial Day

Date: Monday, May 25
10:30 a.m.

Join local Sons of the Union Veterans in observing Memorial Day on the front lawn of the Porter County Museum. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Commemorate this anniversary as well as the generations of Porter County veterans who have served the United State.

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PoCo Muse Block Party

Date: Sunday, June 21
Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Join friends and neighbors for a cookout on the front lawn of the Porter County Museum. Food, drink, fun, and museum exhibits.