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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

Date: Saturday, June 30
1:45pm (CT)

Want to know what life was like on the courthouse square in 1943? Take an afternoon walk with the PoCo Muse to hear what downtown Valparaiso was like 75 years ago. Gather at the front steps of Sheriff Frank Johnson'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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Old-Fashion Taffy Pull

Date: Saturday, July 14
11am-4pm (CT)

Taffy pulls were popular candy-making social events. Participants will cook, stretch, and wrap molasses taffy the same way residents did more than a century ago.

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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 3pmindise 16 Indiana Avenue.

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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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History After 5P - Memories of Hebron

Date: Wednesday, August 08
5-7:30pm (CT)

Stop by the Stagecoach Inn for a drink and to share your memories of downtown Hebron. All donations made will benefit the Stagecoach Inn. One drink included with ticket.