Current Exhibits                                                                            

The Elkhart County Historical Museum features ten permanent galleries and 2 temporary exhibit spaces.  The exhibits tell the story of the local community from pre-history to the present.


Temporary Exhibits

Top it Off With a Hat

Open until May 2014

Ladies, dust off your best hat and wear it out with pride to the new Top it off with a Hat exhibit at the Elkhart County Historical Museum. The exhibit has been extended until May 2014 and is located in the main floor gallery. This temporary exhibit will showcase the museum’s extensive hat collection, and give an enlightening history of millinery (hat making).

For Love, For Friends, For Questions: Elkhart’s Partly Dave Coffee House, 1966-1975 

Open until September 2014

Open in the museum’s upstairs gallery, the exhibit examines the rise and fall of Elkhart's most well known coffee house! This grassroots organization worked to serve the needs of the Elkhart community during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s. The coffee house provides a window into this era, allowing visitors to explore the enormous cultural, social, and physical changes that continue to shape the Elkhart community today.

The exhibit is a result of collaboration between many organizations including the Mennonite Church USA Archives, the Elkhart County Parks Department, the Elkhart County Historical Society, and the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.