This new exhibit will explore ancient people, megafauna, Pre-contact Native Americans, and the European and American movement into what would become Elkhart County.
In the first of three programs sponsored by the Elkhart County Historical Society, learn about the events and causes that led to World War I from Elkhart County Historian Marcia Brenneman.
While World War I was waged on the fields of Europe, Mennonites here in America were active in the war effort and working towards earning conscientious objector status based on the teaching of their faith. Professor of History at Goshen College, Steve Nolt will lecture on what was happening within the Mennonite community and show a different way of looking at World War I.
Aprill 11, 1965 was a day people in Elkhart County will never forget. We will open a special temporary photo exhibit to mark the 50th anniversary of the "Palm Sunday Tornadoes."
One of the man causes of death during and shortly after World War I was the spread of influenza in 1918. Learn about how the disease spread and wreaked havoc on the fields and in the homes with the showing of the documentary American Experience: Influenza 1918.
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Palm Sunday Tornadoes, you can learn about what happened on that day, the aftermath of the storm, and how the communities responded after, and how these storms inspired national legislation to support victims of natural disasters.
Get a guided tour of our new exhibit, The Original People: Paleoindians to Potawatomi, from our Curators. You'll hear about the research they did, how they selected artifacts, and how they created the exhibit.
Atlatls are an ancient tool developed by Paleoindians to hunt Wooly Mammoths, Mastodons, and other massive animals. They were used to throw darts up to 100 miles per hour. You'll learn about these tools, and then try hit the targets!