Do Your Part! A County Responds to the First World War
Experience local history by stepping into a setting inspired by an early 20th Century Porter County dining room and kitchen. This award-winning featured exhibit examines the effect World War I had on the everyday life of Porter County residents and shows how those residents organized, worked, and sacrificed in response.
From a bailly
point of view
From a bailly point of view
What do our belongings say about our identity? From a Bailly Point of View takes a close look at Frances Howe, the last Bailly family member to live on the Bailly homestead in Porter County. This exhibit explores Frances Howe's understanding of ethnicity, religion, class, and memory through her possessions.
We are porter county
Visitors young and old will learn about the transformation of our county from frontier to modern landscape in this interactive and engaging exhibit.
PRehistoric porter county
Boone Grove farmer, Myron Benedict, found a large tooth on his farm in 1909. Learn about the startling discovery he and his son made forty years later in this exhibit.
Open storage exhibition
These areas are presently used to store artifacts, but remain open to visitors interested in seeing the museum’s ongoing work with its collection.
CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Step into our Porter County cabinet of curiosities and examine some of our most extraordinary artifacts. Do you have any curiosities of your own that might fit into this display?