Group Tours                                                                                  

The Elkhart County Historical Museum offers several group tour options for our visitors. You can view the exhibit spaces or get a behind-the scenes look at the museum’s extensive collection.

Cost: $2/person in-county or $3/person out-of-county
To register: Contact Marlene at 574-535-6458
For questions: Contact Patrick at 574-848-4322 or patrick@elkhartcountyparks.org
 

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Guided Museum Tour

Take a guided tour of the Elkhart County Historical Museum.  One of our excellent interpreters will lead your group through the museum’s fascinating exhibit spaces.  A visit to the current temporary exhibit is included. 

Stitches of Devotion

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s extensive bedcover collection.   Museum staff will show some of the many quilts, coverlets, and comforters rarely seen by the public for this special program.  Hear the remarkable story and history behind each quilt and learn about the people who lovingly crafted them.  Go home with tips on how to care for your own bedcovers.

Hats Off to History
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Women’s hats tell the story of their lives and roles.  Please join us for a special program on the history of hats.  Participants will get to view the museum’s extensive hat collection and learn how to identify hats from the 1920s to the 1960s.  Make sure to wear your favorite hat to the program!
Extra feature available: Decorate your own stylish hat to take home! Add $5/person.

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Every artifact has a story to tell.  Sit back and relax as we highlight key artifacts that illustrate the history of Elkhart County.

Note: Stitches of Devotion, Hats Off to History, and Stories of Elkhart County’s Past are mostly seated programs so are great for visitors with limited mobility.