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 […]
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!
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 […]
Join local artists and educators on Thursday, May 4 from 4-6p for an evening of science, technology, and art! Visitors of all ages are invited to experiment with hands-on science […]
Visit the Porter County Museum on April 15 from 10a-2p for an Earth Day Celebration! Families are invited to meet some exotic animal visitors, learn about Northwest Indiana’s natural environment, […]
Visit the PoCo Muse on Thursday, April 6 at 7p to hear from Kenneth J. Schoon, Professor Emeritus of Science Education, Indiana University Northwest. Schoon’s presentation, “Duneland Dynamics” integrates dozens […]
Celebrate Women’s History Month at the PoCo Muse on Saturday, March 18 from 1-4p. In honor of Dale Messick, a comic strip artist from Ogden Dunes, we’re encouraging all our visitors to […]
Celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial! Visit the Porter County Museum on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 5:30-7p to look back at Porter County’s successful Bicentennial celebration! During the reception, enjoy refreshments […]
The Broncho John Collection has fascinated Museum-goers since the artifacts were donated to the Porter County Museum by John Sullivan more than half a century ago. On February 18 from […]
Learn about the historic Porter County Jail’s most infamous inmate! Join local author Jane Ammeson, author of A Jazz Age Murder in Northwest Indiana, on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at […]
Join Executive Director of the Porter County Museum and Porter County Historian Kevin Matthew Pazour for a look at what to expect from the PoCo Muse in 2017! On Saturday, […]