Upcoming Events                                                                         


6th: Nappanee Walking Tour
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: $5.00
preregister by calling by August 4 by calling (574) 535-6458
location: tour begins at Coppes Commons parking lot

Enjoy the summer weather by taking a stroll through historic Nappanee. Take in the interesting architecture, and learn about the history of the town that began with the railroads in the late 1800's.


24th: Indiana Archaeology
Time: 7:00 pm

Celebrate archaeology month with a great presentation at the museum. Michele Greenan, Director of Archaeology at the Indiana State Museum, will talk about the things that have been found throughout the state, and what they tells us about the past.

29th: Elkhart County Historical Society Annual Dinner & Meeting
Time: 6:00 pm

You don't have to be a member to take part! You'll have the chance to learn about the various things the historical society does for the museum and the community. The evening includes a catered dinner and historical program featuring the Jack Cooper World War II Collection.


3rd: Genealogy Society Fall Seminar
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Cost: $30 ($35 at the door)
preregister by calling: (574) 295-7138 

The Elkhart County Genealogical Society will host its annual seminar with its keynote speaker Curt Witcher, Senior Manager for Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library. This whole day workshop will cover topics including using military records, German migration, and how to use internet sites to conduct genealogical research.

17th-18th: Gathering at Five Medals 
Time: Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm 
Cost: $5.00 adults, $3.00 Children (12 & under)
Location: Benton Spillway -River Preserve County Park-
68550 County Road 31, Goshen, IN 46526
For more information check out the event website 

Step back in time at this exceptional living history event. You and your family will be immersed in the past, experiencing the Great Lakes region as it was over 300 years ago! You'll be able to shop for special gifts at our merchants, watch historical demonstrations, here the roar of the canon, and learn about Native Groups, Europeans, and Americans that inhabited Northern Indiana.

28th: Treasures From the Archive
Time: 7:00pm

In celebration of Archives Month, staff from the museum will share some of our most historical examples from our collection. Also, learn proper methods and techniques in searching an archive in order to answer your research questions.