December 2014 Newsletter

In This Issue Installation Dinner Debbie Parker added to and improved the Power-Point Presentation slide show we are presenting at the dinner.  She recently completed two Photoshop classes   and you can tell by the beautiful graphics she puts on our Facebook site. Museum News Did you, your parents or maybe your grandparents attend one of […]

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October Newsletter 2014

In This Issue: Election of 2015 Board of directors Our next general meeting on Wednesday, October  15, will be our election of officers for the 2015 year. William A. Briggs William A. Briggs is probably the only principal in Hoosier history to con-duct high school in a saloon.  And him a teetotaler yet! New Website […]

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August 2014 Newsletter

In This Issue Summer Festival We had a great festival this year!  We actually made a nice profit, thanks to Bill Mesich and family who cooked the food.  They do a great job-everything was delicious! Portage Alumni Association This year’s Alumni Multi-year dinner dance will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Duneland Falls Banquet […]

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June 2014 Newsletter

In This Issue New Donation From Portage Township School System The Society recently received a donation from Portage School System of all their old student records, a few as early as late 1890’s, and rest from 20’s,30’s and some trustee records. Portage Township Cemeteries Brendan Clancy, Portage Township Trustee, spoke at the Portage Community Historical […]

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April 2014 Newsletter

In This Issue Urbex Photography Urban exploration (often shortened as urbex or UE) is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment The Vernon Patton Dickinson Farm Wagon This wagon was brought to Porter County on May 27, 1929.  On this date Vernon Patton Dickinson and […]

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February 2014 Newsletter

In This Issue Val Roach Val Roach was born and raised near Mott, North Dakota on an 800-acre family farm. Overachievers in action The possibilities for the creation of an organization to preserve, manage, and promote the history and heritage of the Portage community was conceived in the mid-1980s. The Vernon Patton Dickerson Farm Wagon […]

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August 2013 Newsletter

In this issue: Summer Festival Thanks to the Portage Park department for all their help in setting up and taking down the tables, chairs, tents and stages for this year’s festival.  We couldn’t have done it without you. IHS Traveling Exhibition Faces of the Civil War Portage – Civil War history will come alive for […]

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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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