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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April 2018 Newsletter

Summer Festival Saturday June 23 10am-4pm Tea Party Saturday, April 13 1-4pm Calendar Saturday, & Sunday , April 7 & 8, 2018—Museum Opening Weekend Tuesday, April 10, 2018– Board Meeting 6:30 at the Portage Library Saturday, April 14, 2018—Third Annual Tea Party – To Be Held At Countryside Hall Wednesday, April 18, 2018-  public meeting […]

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October 2017 Newsletter

Christmas Open House Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10 am until 4 pm – Will be held at the barn museum in Countryside Park.  Decorated for Christmas, cookies and punch, kids games and crafts, Christmas music and Father Christmas and Mrs. Claus. Wolf Mansion Tour Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:30 am Calendar Tuesday, October 10, 2017, […]

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February 2017 Newsletter

Tea Party We will be having the tea party in the newly remodeled hall next to the barn Speakers April 19 – Serena Sutliff, Curator, Westchester Township History  Museum:   “The Prairie Club and the Indiana Dunes State park June 21 – Eva Brady, Debbie Heitman and other retired teachers to be announced:  “ Teaching at Portage […]

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Learning and Sharing at Portage, in High School

Presentation by Eva Kjennerud/Brady June 21, 2017 at bimonthly meeting Sixty years of my life have been involved with the 122-year-old Portage Township School system and I would like to share my experiences and relationships to it with you. I attended Garyton, grades 1-6 and Crisman/Portage High, grades 7-12. By the 1840’s all the Indians […]

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