We Are Porter County
In 1836, the first county commissioners crowded around a kitchen table, drawing the lines across an until then only dreamed of county. Men and women came from all over the world to build homes in the newly plotted territory. Their legacy has carried on over the decades through changes revolutionary and routine.
From the marshes of the Kankakee to the sands of the Indiana dunes, a diverse people have embraced this diverse land. And though the world of today looks very different than that of the county’s founding, the land beneath our feet has remained constant, reminding us that we are Porter County.
We Are Porter County is a featured exhibit at the Porter County Museum. Opened in March, 2013, the exhibit discusses the main themes in the county’s history from 1836 to present day including settlement, industry, road building, war, and the effects of modern expansion on the natural and social life of the county. Visitors young and old will find themselves reintroduced to the historic residence as they learn about the transformation of our county from frontier to modern landscape in this interactive and engaging exhibit.