Join Steve Mockler and Kevin Matthew Pazour for a guided walking tour of Valparaiso’s Old City Cemetery. Tour will begin at the front gates of the cemetery on Union Street […]
At the Porter County Museum, there is always something exciting to learn and experience. The Museum has a collection of artifacts spanning centuries and has been actively acquiring objects, histories, and stories for almost 100 years. Our exhibits and programs highlight Porter County’s rich history, and have much to tell visitors about our community’s past, present, and future. We hope that when you visit our museum, you leave with a better understanding the unique character of Porter County, along with its diversity, vibrancy, and beauty. We hope that you carry these insights into your personal lives and neighborhoods, continually educating, enriching, and inspiring communities.
There is something for everyone at the Porter County Museum. You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy our unique collection. Adults are invited to examine artifacts from our nation’s past. Children are invited to learn the history of the community through our hands-on, interactive displays. Whatever your age or interest, you are sure to hear a good story when you visit the Porter County Museum. Hope to see you soon!
Todd Zieger, Northern Regional Director of Indiana Landmarks, will present a history of the Century of Progress homes brought to Beverly Shores in 1935. The current efforts to restore the […]
Join PoCo Muse Executive Director and Porter County Historian Kevin Matthew Pazour for a special twilight tour of Washington Street on Sunday, September 24, at 5p. Ever wonder about the […]
Join Ron Cohen and Steve McShane on Saturday, September 16, at 2p as they present the history of the South Shore Railroad & the South Shore poster marketing campaign collected […]
For the third year, the Museum will host an antique car show on Saturday, August 19 from 1-4p. While at the Museum, chat with local automobile enthusiasts about their cars, […]
Get a sneak peek of the progress being made inside PoCo Muse @ 20 Indiana Avenue in downtown Valparaiso on Saturday, July 15. The former Fidelity Title Company building was […]
Join Kevin Pazour, Porter County Historian and Executive Director of the Porter County Museum, for a free, guided walking tour of downtown Valparaiso on Thursday, July 6 at 5:30p. During […]
Visit the Porter County Museum on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 1-4p for the opening of the Beverly Shores Stories Project. The exhibit, Selling the Dream: Bartletts’ Beverly Shores, asks […]
On June 1, 2017 at 5:30p, celebrate the 70th anniversary of Brown’s Dairy, today known as Valpo Velvet Ice Cream! Catherine Brown will present on the history of this Valparaiso […]
Join Professor Bart Wolf of Valparaiso University Meteorology Department as he presents the history and science of the 1917 Hebron-Kouts Tornado on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2p. On May […]