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Remember when Indiana was just being settled? Neither do we, but our museums sure make it easy to imagine. Step into homesteads, farms, mansions and estates that will give you a taste of yesteryear. Admire artifacts, collections and exhibits that provide a glimpse into those who came before us. And appreciate the history that surrounds us—from Town Pumps to Lighthouses to Libraries. We invite you to explore Northern Indiana’s heritage.

Etna Green

Etna Green Museum

Come discover the history of the town of Etna Green at this museum in Heritage Park. There are many items from the Etna Green School Alumni along with the basketball teams memorabilia. The museum is located in Heritage Park. Before you leave town, ... Read more

T: 574-858-2632  E: cjulian1918@comcast.net


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Pound Store Museum

Opened for the first time in 1838 as an Indian trading post, the Pound Store Museum is the county's oldest commercial building. Named for long-time owner John Pound, the store was recently renovated by the Kosciusko County Historical Society. The ... Read more

T: 574-269-1078  E: kcgenweb@embarqmail.com W: View Website


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Lawrence D. Bell Aircraft Museum Inc.

Our museum houses the personal memorabilia of Lawrence D. Bell that was willed to the town of Mentone. We have three helicopters on site. A guided tour is provided to educate adults as well as children of the early aviation history of which Lawrence ... Read more

T: 574-353-7318  E: bilinda2@frontier.com W: View Website


Amish Acres

Escape to Amish Acres in Nappanee, Indiana and share the heritage of these intriguing people in quiet celebration of America’s tolerance for diversity. Time stopped over a century ago and preserves, in the Amish, a way of life adhering to nearly ... Read more

T: 574-773-4188 x240  E: janislogsdon@amishacres.com W: View Website


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Jas. Townsend & Son, Inc.

We make and sell 18th Century items to re-enactors, historical sites, TV productions and Movies. We have a free catalog of our items.

T: 574-594-5852  E: jon@jas-townsend.com W: View Website


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Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, Inc.

Located in the Syracuse Community Center across from Lakeside Park, this Historical Museum is a popular attraction. We have had visitors from as far away as India with the Lake being the main attraction. Our Museum is small but people pleasing. No one ... Read more

T: 574-457-3599  E: director@syracusemuseum.org W: View Website


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Old Chinworth Bridge - Kosciusko Historial Society

This historic iron bridge spanning the Tippecanoe River dates to 1897, but provides a peaceful getaway today.  The Chinworth Bridge Trail, nearly two miles long, is perfect for hikers and bicyclists, who can learn some area history as they ... Read more

T: 574-269-1078  E: kcgenweb@embarqmail.com W: View Website

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Old Jail Museum/Kosciusko County Historical Society

The Old Jail Museum has historical displays pertaining to the history of Kosciusko County, plus a gift shop.

T: 574-269-1078  E: director@kosciuskohistory.com W: View Website

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The Party Shop - Hallmark Ornament Museum

The Hallmark Ornament Museum is the only complete collection of Hallmark Ornaments on public display, with over 4,000 ornaments on display. While there you can also browse the Thomas Kinkade Gallery, Department 56 Collection, and much more. ... Read more

T: 574-267-8787  E: david@thepartyshop.com W: View Website

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Warsaw Cut Glass

Warsaw Cut Glass is one of the last American facilities practicing the art of cutting glass, perhaps the only one using its original building and turn of the last century machinery. Locally owned since 1911, offering distinctive hand-cut crystal ... Read more

T: 574-267-6581  E: warsawcutglass@comcast.net W: View Website

Winona Lake

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Billy Sunday Home Museum

Billy Sunday, known as “the baseball evangelist”, was more than a preacher of the Gospel to Americans of the twentieth century. He was a legend, a star player for the Chicago White Stockings, running the bases in less than 14 seconds - a ... Read more

T: 574-372-5193 Museum Office  E: whitetd@grace.edu W: View Website

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The Remnant Trust, Inc.

The Remnant Trust is a public educational foundation that shares an actively growing collection of original and 1st edition works dealing with the topics of liberty and dignity with some pieces dating as early as 1250. The trust makes this collection ... Read more

T: 574-376-4130  E: remnanttrust@gmail.com W: View Website

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Winona History Center

The Winona History Center tells the story of beautiful Winona Lake from 1895 - 1968. The museum includes four galleries located within historic Westminster Hall on the campus of Grace College. Visitors will learn about the development of Spring ... Read more

T: 574-372-5193 Museum Office  E: whitetd@grace.edu W: View Website


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