Renovation News

As you know, restoration of the Trager Farmstead was finished fall 2006. Tuesday, Nov. 28, was the Open House. Mayor Doug Olson, Rep. Duane Cheney, several local council members, reporters, and supporters from the community were there for the ribbon cutting ceremony. A special thanks to the Rowzies for loaning a whole bedroom set for […]

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Spotlight on… The Portage Grand Prix Jamboree

The Portage Grand Prix Jamboree. Many long time residents remember it fondly. The Jamboree was intended to be THE festival that would define the city of Portage, that would make it stand out. For many years it did. Started in June of 1979, the Grand Prix was an annual event that drew large crowds until […]

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The History of the Portage Community Historical Society

by Kathy Heckman and Lois Mollick, Special to The Times | Sunday, June 08, 2008 On a June evening in 1987, in response to a notice in the newspaper, about 25 Portage residents met in the backyard of the Trager farmhouse in Countryside Park. Representatives of the Portage parks department asked the assembled to consider […]

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October 2013 Newsletter

In this issue: New Displays For October we have added more school and alumni pictures. All Portage Alumni are invited to visit the museum on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4, 5, & 6. Museum News Over the last several months the museum has had over a 50% increase in visitors due to the publicity […]

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