Time: Saturday 9:00 am- 5:00, Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at River Preserve County Park
Join us for our annual reenactment of Midwestern life from 1660 to 1815. Visitors can see canon demonstrations, throw tomahawks, and much more!
Time: 1:00 pm, $2.00/person
When the first train came to Elkhart County in 1851 it brought with it sweeping changes. Come hear about how the railroad industry changed the history of Elkhart County, and also what life and work on the railroad was like.
Time: 6:00 pm
One of the key parts of women's outfits was what she wore on her head. This exhibit explores the evolving fashion of hats in the early and mid 20th century, and they can tell us about the women of each era.
Time: 9:30 am; early bird registration: $30.00 (before October 25th), $35.00 after the 25th To register e-mail Gary Mann at email@example.com
Learn how to hone your family history skills by attending sessions relating to genealogy and research. This year's speaker is Karen Krugman, research chair for ther Detroit Society for Genealogical Research.
Time: 6:00 pm; $25 per person, tickets available at the museum
Join the Elkhart County Historical Society for its annual dinner and discussion. Come listen to special guest, Bobby Plump, whose Milan High School basketball team won the 1954 Indiana state championship, and was the inspiration behind the film Hoosiers.
Time: 6:30 pm; $2.00/person (veteran's get free admittance)
To celebrate Veteran's Day we will be displaying military uniforms from our collection and presenting the history and how they have changed over the years.
Time: 10:00am at the Ox Bow Haus Shelter, Ox Bow County Park
Learn the history of the Elkhart County Home through photos and stories. A walking tour of the old Elkhart County Home property will also be a part of the program.
Time: 10:30 am-12:00 pm; free to attend, but there will be cost to make your own hat
We have been putting them on the tops of our heads for years, and that have changed just as much as people have. See how they have changed, the many ways they can be used, and be able to make your own! After the fun is over, explore our Top It Off With A Hat! exhibit.
Time: 10:30am-12:00 pm
While it may be cold outside in December, there was at time in Elkhart County History when it was much colder. The whole family will enjoy learning about the animals and people that roamed the area by making crafts, playing games, and using ice to make a tasty treat.
Time: 6:30 pm
Get a guided tour from the museum staff of our latest exhibit, For Love, For Friends, For Questions: Elkhart's Partly Dave Coffeehouse 1966-1975. After the talk, chat with guests and staff over coffee.
Come see this special traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society that explores the influence of automobiles within the state of Indiana. This exhibit is open until February 3rd.
Time: 6:30 pm, $2.00/person
Connected to the Auto Indiana exhibit, come hear about the Elcar Company and the other contributions the county has had to the automotive industry.
Time: 10:30 am; free to attend, but racers must build their "race car" prior to the event. To enter the race call Patrick at the museum at 574-848-4322 by January 21st. Directions and rules will be given at the time of registration.
We're turning the museum into a race course! Kids will race cars they've created from carboarb boxes while parents and/or siblings will be their "pit crew". We'll have 3 categories of racers: 6-7, 8-9, and 10-11 years old.
Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Take an evening to enjoy the museum! Staff and volunteers will be posted in out exhibits and providing facts and stories about Elkhart County and its rich history. We will also be unveiling some of the components to our exhibits, a definite don't miss!
Time: 10:30 am- 12:00 pm
There have been countless ways throughout history to show someone that you care for them. Learn all about the history of love, and create some fun crafts that you will get to take home for that special someone.