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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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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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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October 2016 Newsletter

Shifting Sands Documentary The Portage Community Historical Society is pleased to announce that our speakers at the general meeting on Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m Bicentennial Torch Our very own Carl Fisher carried the torch through Portage on Central Ave from Vivian St & Lois Street about 11:40 am Sunday October 9, 2016. At […]

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August 2016 Newsletter

Senior Day Senior Day at the Porter County Fair Wednesday July 27 at 12:30 pm Our president, Val Roach, was nominated by Sue Lynch (Portage City Council) and a member of our historical society as one of the Most Honored Senior Citizens in Porter County. Val received a corsage, a certificate and a gift card. […]

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June 2013 Newsletter

In this issue: Museum News June is our festival month with our festival on Saturday June 22, 2013. Members News Al Fabian had heart surgery about a month ago and he has had a rough time but he is getting better. Historical Crisman – Janet Robbins, valedictorian, and Larry Bradford, salutatorian, head the 1956 Portage […]

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June 2016 Newsletter

Father’s Day Fathers Day History – A woman named Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Fathers Day while listening to a Mothers Day sermon in 1909 in Spokane Wash. Sonora’s father was born in June so she chose to hold the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane on June 19,1910 Tea Party Report […]

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