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.
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.
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.
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.
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.