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Lake County Historical Museum
Ideally located in the Old Lake County Courthouse, The Lake County Historical Museum showcases a variety of memorabilia representing the origination of Lake County and its developing years.  Featured are artifacts that stand as a reminder of earlier ways of life in Lake County: farm implements, clothing, musical devices. 

The Lake County Historical Museum features unique Lake County artifacts, including the enormous clerk's desk where several famous people such as Rudolph Valentino received license to marry in Crown Point, Indiana.  Also available for viewing are the family Bibles of Mariah Evans Robinson (wife of Crown Point founder Solon Robinson) and of Reverend Timothy Ball.  Another feature is a full-size replica of the canoe that the French explorer LaSalle used for explorations; this replica canoe was used in an actual voyage in 1976 which re-enacted LaSalle's exploration.  A Washington Printing Press, the last edition of the Guttenburg Press,  is also displayed.

Providing tours for the not-for-profit museum is Ruth Jones, manager of the museum for three years and secretary to the Lake County Historical Society for five years.  Bruce Woods is the President of the historical society and director of the museum.

The Lake County Historical Museum is open to the public
every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. during the months of May through October.  
Tours outside of this schedule (or for groups) can be scheduled by calling (219) 663-5129.

Donations for admission are $1.00 adults, $0.50 children.

Lake County Historical Museum
Old Lake Courthouse
Courthouse Square Suite 202
Crown Point, IN  46307
(219) 662-3975

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The Victorian Room


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LaSalle Canoe



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"Portrait of an Artist's Wife"                   

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Period Quilts and Attire

 

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