Lake County Historical Museum

Lake County Historical Museum The Lake County Historical Museum displays artifacts pertaining to the history of Lake County, Indiana. The museum is open from May to October.

The Lake County Historical Museum was established in 1982. The museum was funded by the Oktober Committee, organized by Hank and Bea Baum, and is now operated by the lake County Historical Society. The Society was established in 1875 to collect, preserve, and display the history of the county, its pioneers, and early settlers. Located on the second floor of the Old Courthouse, the museum has four

The Lake County Historical Museum was established in 1982. The museum was funded by the Oktober Committee, organized by Hank and Bea Baum, and is now operated by the lake County Historical Society. The Society was established in 1875 to collect, preserve, and display the history of the county, its pioneers, and early settlers. Located on the second floor of the Old Courthouse, the museum has four

Operating as usual

06/26/2021

The museum will be closed on Saturday, July 3, for the Fourth of July weekend.

05/24/2021

The museum will be closed this Saturday, May 29, in observation of Memorial Day. We will still be open on Thursday and Friday this week as regularly scheduled.

05/05/2021

This is a reminder that the museum will reopen for the summer season TOMORROW, May 6. Our hours will be Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Masks are REQUIRED.

04/08/2021

The museum will reopen on Thursday, May 6 since it is the first Thursday of May.

Open days and times will be Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1 PM to 4 PM. Masks are **REQUIRED**.

01/11/2021
Visitation for the funeral of Bruce L. Woods will be held on Monday January 11, 2021 at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadw...
01/08/2021
Bruce L. Woods - View Obituary & Service Information

Visitation for the funeral of Bruce L. Woods will be held on Monday January 11, 2021 at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point from 9 am until the funeral service at 2 pm. Interment will take place at Historic Maplewood, Crown Point.

Masks and social distancing are required. The funeral will be live streamed as well.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lake County Historical Museum, 1 Courthouse Square -Suite 205, Crown Point, IN. 46307.

Full obituary and service information at the included Burns Funeral Home link.

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Bruce Woods passed away this morning. He was our Lake County Historian, President of the Lake County Historical Society,...
01/05/2021
Beloved Crown Point historian, Merrillville educator Bruce Woods dies at 78

Bruce Woods passed away this morning. He was our Lake County Historian, President of the Lake County Historical Society, and Director of the Lake County Historical Museum for over 40 years.

Bruce was highly active as a volunteer, simultaneously serving as Chairman of the Lake Courthouse Foundation Board, Lieutenant Governor for Kiwanis Club of Merrillville, Trustee for the Lake County Public Library, and President of the Merrillville Education Foundation. He was an English teacher for Merrillville High School prior to his retirement.

He touched many lives through his volunteer work and teaching, and will be deeply missed. More information will be posted in the near future.

The longtime preservationist of Lake County history and beloved Merrillville High School teacher died Tuesday. He was 78.

12/05/2020

The museum is closed for the winter, effective since the end of October. Send a message to us through Facebook if you have any questions.

08/08/2020

Visit the Lake County Museum in the old courthouse, Crown Point this Saturday, August 8. Sneak preview of the unpacking of the David D Green Civil War Collection before it is permanently displayed. Museum will be open 1-4pm Saturdays only until October 31. Masking required.

07/31/2020

The Lake County Historical Museum will reopen on Saturday, August 8 from 1-4pm. Located in the old Lake Courthouse on the square in Crown Point, we will be open on Saturdays only for now. Masks will be required.

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!This year, we have a couple pages to show from books estimated to have been published...
12/13/2019

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!

This year, we have a couple pages to show from books estimated to have been published around the 1950s and 1960s.

10/26/2019

The museum is now closed for the winter. We will reopen with our regular hours on Friday, May 1, 2020. Special occasions for visit during the winter can still be planned by contacting us.

Thank you to everyone who visited our museum this year!

The week of October 9th is remembered as National Fire Prevention Week, in commemoration of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire....
10/10/2019

The week of October 9th is remembered as National Fire Prevention Week, in commemoration of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire. Here's a little local history of the people and tools involved in stopping and preventing fires.

The week of October 9th is remembered as National Fire Prevention Week, in commemoration of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire. Here's a little local history of the people and tools involved in stopping and preventing fires.

September 9 is sometimes considered Teddy Bear Day!Teddy bears were created in the early 1900s, named after U.S. preside...
09/05/2019

September 9 is sometimes considered Teddy Bear Day!

Teddy bears were created in the early 1900s, named after U.S. president Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. We have a few artifacts that demonstrate the history and cultural significance of these bears as kids' toys.

August is eye exam month! As you check out these glasses of the past, let them serve as a reminder to get your eye exams...
08/09/2019

August is eye exam month! As you check out these glasses of the past, let them serve as a reminder to get your eye exams.

Evergreen Heritage-Preserving History of Evergreen and Fairview Cemeteries
07/05/2019

Evergreen Heritage-Preserving History of Evergreen and Fairview Cemeteries

Fun Fact Friday:

Paperweight for Indiana University Northwest, made from Indiana limestone!
06/13/2019

Paperweight for Indiana University Northwest, made from Indiana limestone!

Memorial Day is this coming Monday, May 27. We remember and honor all deceased soldiers, with a focus on local armed for...
05/23/2019

Memorial Day is this coming Monday, May 27. We remember and honor all deceased soldiers, with a focus on local armed forces.

05/03/2019

The museum is open for the summer!

We're open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Sunday, April 28 is treated by some as Great Poetry Reading Day! For that day, we're highlighting Charles W. Swisher, Cr...
04/26/2019

Sunday, April 28 is treated by some as Great Poetry Reading Day! For that day, we're highlighting Charles W. Swisher, Crown Point's late poet laureate.

A few new pictures and artifacts from the museum to celebrate National Doctors’ Day!
03/29/2019

A few new pictures and artifacts from the museum to celebrate National Doctors’ Day!

Today is International Women's Day, and March is Women's History Month. We're highlighting women of the courthouse for t...
03/08/2019

Today is International Women's Day, and March is Women's History Month. We're highlighting women of the courthouse for today's posting.

Today is International Women's Day, and March is Women's History Month. We're highlighting women of the courthouse for today's posting.

Yesterday was the unofficial "Global Belly Laugh Day." For the day, we would like to talk about a Crown Point breakfast ...
01/25/2019

Yesterday was the unofficial "Global Belly Laugh Day." For the day, we would like to talk about a Crown Point breakfast club called the Belly Laughers.

01/06/2019
Lake Court House Foundation

Lake Court House Foundation

Working hard to clean out tons of debris in the attic and bell tower. Thanks Monty Stockton-Fresso for making the Historic Courthouse your Eagle Scout project, and thanks to all the volunteers who helped make it happen. A special thanks to Domino's and Evans Farmers Market for helping feed everyone!

Welcome to 2019! To start it off, we're highlighting museum items involving birds for National Bird Day.
01/04/2019

Welcome to 2019! To start it off, we're highlighting museum items involving birds for National Bird Day.

It's that time of year again! Christmas is just slightly more than a week away. Take a trip into the holiday's past with...
12/21/2018

It's that time of year again! Christmas is just slightly more than a week away. Take a trip into the holiday's past with this album.

It's that time of year again! Christmas is just slightly more than a week away. Take a trip into the holiday's past with this album.

Thank you to Jakob Delich for singing traditional music for us as part of this year's Lake County Historical Society Chr...
12/08/2018

Thank you to Jakob Delich for singing traditional music for us as part of this year's Lake County Historical Society Christmas Luncheon. Along with his performance, he provided many interesting historical details about the songs and their origins.

Yesterday was "Put On Your Own Shoes" Day, and we have quite the collection in the museum!
12/07/2018

Yesterday was "Put On Your Own Shoes" Day, and we have quite the collection in the museum!

Bathtub party! Take a look at what people used in the late 1800s/early 1900s - and their other uses.
11/30/2018

Bathtub party! Take a look at what people used in the late 1800s/early 1900s - and their other uses.

Thanksgiving is this Thursday, November 22. Cards for Thanksgiving are rare in stores these days, but they were more com...
11/16/2018

Thanksgiving is this Thursday, November 22. Cards for Thanksgiving are rare in stores these days, but they were more common in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Address

1 Courthouse Sq, Ste 205
Crown Point, IN
46307

Opening Hours

Thursday 1pm - 4pm
Friday 1pm - 4pm
Saturday 1pm - 4pm

Telephone

(219) 662-3975

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