Upcoming Events                                                                         


18-19th: Gathering at Five Medals

Time: Saturday-9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm; $4.00/adults, $2.00/children

Location: Benton Spillway; 68552 C.R. 31, New Paris, IN

Join us for our annual reenactment of Midwestern life from 1660 to 1815. You can meet Chief Five Medals in the Woodland Indian Village, hear the cannons at Military Row, browse the merchants, throw tomahawks and much more! For more information check out the Gathering at Five Medals website.


6th: Railroading on the Wabash Fourth District presentation and book signing

Time: 7:00 pm

Author Victor Baird will present the history of the railroad line that served Stony Creek, Millersburg, Benton, New Paris, Foraker, and Wakarusa. After the presentation, Baird will sign copies of his book that will be available for purchase.

8th: Caring for Your Family Heirlooms

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30, $4.00 per person

Curator of Collections Liz Fisher will share information on how to preserve and display cherished heirlooms. She'll also provide tips on how to properly care for these items as well.

18th: Elkhart County Historical Society Annual Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm; call 574-848-4322 for tickets

Join the Elkhart County Historical Society for their annual meeting! This year's presentation will feature Wilma Moore, Archivist of African American History for the Indiana Historical Society. She will present information on African American communities in Indiana, and will feature treasured archival documents from the Indiana Historical Society.


11th: Treasures From the Collection: Quilts & Coverlets

Time: 7:00 pm; $1.00/person

See examples from our collection of quilts and coverlets. Staff will provide information of each quilt featured and pass along tips on how to take care of your own historic quilts.


15th: House History Research Night

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Looking to find information about your house? When was it built? Who were the previous owners? Staff will be on hand to show you what resources are available, and help you start your research.


6th: Elkhart's First 20,000 Years Exhibit Opening

Time: 7:00 pm

This new exhibit will explore ancient people, megafauna, Pre-contact Native Americans, and the European and American movement into what would become Elkhart County. 

26th: Great War Lecture Series

Time: 7:00 pm; $1.00/ person

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.