Upcoming Events                                                                         

February

6th: Museum After Hours Open House

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!

15th: Family Fun Day: Will You Be My Valentine?

Time: 10:30 am- 12:00 pm; $1/ person or $3 per family

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.

March

8th: Family Fun Day: American Girl Doll Day featuring Julie!

Time: 2 sessions: 10:30am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-2:30pm; $5.00 per person. Preregister by March 6th by calling 574-535-6458 

Participate in a day of fun crafts and activities featuring Julie Albright, part of the American Girl Doll historical characters. Bring in your own dools and share stories with others and enter into a drawing to win American Girl related prizes.

11th: Hoosiers and Their Hooch: Perspectives of Prohibition exhibit opening

Time: 9:00am

This exhibit examines the history of the prohibition era in Indiana. It begins with the temperance movement of the 1900's, moves to the roaring 1920's, and explores the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment during the Great Depression. This exhibit closes on April 4th so come see it before it's gone!

This exhibit is from the Indiana Historical Society and is made possible by Kroger

22nd: Seeing the Bias In Your Research

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Staff will help you strengthen how you look at history when you're researching a topic. Have you missed a vital piece of information? Can you reand an article and see what's being left out or how it's slanted towards an opinion? Come lean how historians look at their research to present history.

April

13th: Palm Sunday Tornado Remembrance Event

Time: 1:00pm

In 1965, a string of tornados ran across the Midwest and Elkhart County was one of the hardest areas hit. See images and recount the day of and the days that followed when the tornados hit 49 years ago. Also, a special collection will be take up for tornado victims.

26th: Family Fun Day: Spring Cleaning

Time: 10:30am-12:00 pm; $1.00/person or $3.00/family

In the past, spring cleaning was a big and important community event. Join the museum in reviving this tradtion by trying your hand at some old ways to clean.

May

8th: Trivia Night at the Museum

Time: 7:00pm; $10 to reserve a table (6 to a table) before the event, $12 night of event; to reserve a table call 574-848-4322. Payment collected night of event

Put together a group of friends and test your knowledge of history and other subjects as you compete against other to reign supreme.

24th: Family Fun Day: Hooces, Horns, Tracks and Tails

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm; $1.00 per person or $3.00 per family

Animals have always been an important part of history; whether they were a source of food, power, or transportation. Come learn and see examples of how animals have been used over time.

June

16-20: Curator Summer Camp

Time: 10:00am-1:30pm each day; $40 per camper; preregister by June 12th by call 574-535-6458. Age limit for this camp is 15-17 years old

Campers will work alongside staff and learn the basics of museum work to produce materials that will be incorporated into an exhibit. This camp is great for teens interested in pursuing a career in museums or interested in history

28th: Family Fun Day: For the Troops

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm; $1.00 per person or $3.00 per family; Active military and veterans get free admission.

With the 4th of July right around the corner we're looking back and seeing what people have done in the past to take care of our military both home and abroad. You can even take part in writing a letter to a soldier and maybe even putting together a care package!