The Next 100
Along with the many important anniversaries being celebrated in Porter County during 2016, the Porter County Museum will be celebrating its 100th year! In 1916, residents of every township in Porter County collected objects from their daily lives and proudest achievements, as well as interesting curiosities found through the years for a historical exhibit. The odd assortment of life in Porter County was displayed in the Valparaiso public library as part of a week-long festival celebrating Indiana’s Centennial. The festivities ended, but many residents didn’t pick up their belongings. With that, the Porter County Museum was born.
Today, the Porter County Museum is a small, but vibrant, organization dedicated to sharing the stories of Porter County’s history and culture. The Museum cares for thousands of artifacts, features engaging permanent and temporary exhibits, and provides programs encouraging us to think about the past, present, and future of Porter County.
As we enter our 100th year, we want to hear from you! The Museum was created by Porter County residents for Porter County residents, and that tradition continues today. We want your ideas for the next 100 years of the Porter County Museum. What stories do you want to hear? What stories do you have to tell?