August 2019 Newsletter

Olga Valazquez (former Mayor of Portage) August 21, 2019 (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. @ 2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage, IN Historical Summer Festival We had a beautiful day and good turnout for our 2019 festival. We wish to acknowledge and thank all the following sponsors and businesses for their donations and support during our 2019 festival. […]

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1974-75

Greatest sports year in PHS history? Please take some time and read this Sports History article by Bob Miller a 1974 Portage High School Graduate.

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New Names·for Portage- Streets 1969

Chicago Street-becomes Blake Street Hilldrive and Pulman Streets become Hickory Street Eastern Avenue becomes Locust Street Pearl and Center Streets become Kentucky Street East Street becomes-Dombey Street Summit Street becomes Indiana Street Main Street becomes Summit Street Center Street becomes Persian Street State Street becomes Blake Road Pine Street becomes Hickory Street Erie Street becomes […]

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June 2019 Newsletter

Historical Summer Festival Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10am—4pm, Countryside Park Hall, 5250 US Hwy 6, Portage, IN Welcome two new members We welcome two new members, Mary Ewen and Ken Orris. Bi-monthly meeting August 21, 7:00 pm, Woodland Park – Guest Speaker Olga Velazquez former Portage Mayor Calendar Saturday, June 22, 2019 – Historical Society […]

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Gordon Petersen Family Presentation

Gordon Petersen Family Presentation Two Brothers Bowen Theory Cut Off - Evolution The Big Mystery One brother changed his last name “Petersen” when arriving at Ellis Island The other brother changed his name “Peterson” when arriving to Ellis Island…….or so the Petersen family thought How does one account there being very little knowledge of the […]

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October 2018 Newsletter

Portage Community Historical Society Installation Dinner Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1:00—4:00 pm, Countryside Park Hall, 5250 US Hwy 6, Portage, IN Christmas Open House Saturday, December 1, 2018 , 10 am till 4 pm  Museums decorated for Christmas, Father Christmas for the kids, crafts and coloring pages, cookies and punch and all free .  We […]

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Things that happened on October 30th

70 years ago today, October 30 1948, Cortie Wilson of PHS finished 15th at the 2nd IHSAA state cross country meet.  Wilson had finished first at the Hobart sectional with a state best time.  It was also the 2nd year that PHS fielded a team.  He was the first PHS runner to appear at the […]

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August 2018 Newsletter

Robbins Mansion New to us and to the museum but is probably close to 100 years old,  we received 2 items from Dave and Pat Fowler who reside in the state of Washington. New Members We welcome new members Mike & Shelly Janiga family, Shellie & Kevin Kramer, Peggy McHugh, Dorothy Mokry, Connie Ellefson, Linda […]

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2018 Summer Festival Pictures

Pictures from the 2018 Summer Festival

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June 2018 Newsletter

Summer Festival Saturday June 23 10am-4pm Genealogy HowTo May 1, 2018 Calendar Saturday, June 23, 2018-Summer Festival at Countryside Park Wednesday August 15 –Kevin Matthew Pazour: Talk about Commodore David Porter Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – Kenneth Schoon about his new book:  “Swedish Settlements on the South Shore of Lake Michigan

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