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La Porte County Historical Society, LaPorte

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History Museum
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  • My husband and I took our sons to the museum one chilly spring day. I am a native to LaPorte but had not been to the museum since it was in the County Complex building. It was such a wonderful surpris...  more »
  • Staff is very friendly and the curator has helped me in the past when I did research. Many items have a local county connection. Along with the county historical collection is a privately owned displa...  more »
  • While the local artifacts are nice, the handgun collection is one of the most unique in the country. And...there are not many places where a Tucker automobile is on display.  more »
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  • They have an amazing collection, including one of the best and largest collections of antique firearms I have ever seen. I really enjoyed the automobile collection too.
  • Definitely a heck of a museum. I had the chance to volunteer here and I must say, this is a pretty great collection. The museum itself is huge and has a professional feeling that most county museums fail to emulate. Despite the floor space, the museum is crammed full of stuff. There is a vintage car collection owned by Dr. Kesling, a very large antique gun collection with some really unique and bizarre weapons, a group of period rooms demonstrating common life throughout the years, and a whole load of events that keep you coming back. Don't be fooled. It may be a county museum, but it is far larger than any county museum ( and even some official museums) I've ever seen. It also has a massive, well-maintained archive that is invaluable to research. Maybe I'm biased due to my work there, but it is still a seriously impressive museum and well worth the look for locals and travellers alike. It really brings home the past.
  • Went there a few weeks ago and amazing place so much to look at of time gone by
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