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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Christmas on the Farm

  Join us at the Portage History Museum at Countryside Park on December 3 from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. for an old-fashioned Christmas on the farm. Take a picture with Father Christmas, make holiday crafts and tour the museum. Countryside Park is located at 5250 U.S. Hwy 6 in Portage, Indiana. 1/4 mile east of […]

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“Lost Gary”

Lost Gary Book signing by Jerry Davich at the Alton Goin Museum, Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm Reserve your copy of the book by contacting Kathy at Jerry Davich, Post Tribune columnist and author, has a new book coming out in the spring titled “Lost Gary, Rusted Land-marks of the Steel […]

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Bell Gunness Day ~ The Mystery Continues at La Porte County Historical Society Museum

Today Kathy and I went to the event being held by the La Porte County Historical Society Museum with a guest speaker from Selbu native and accomplished pianist Knuk Erik Jensen spoke on the possible link between Belle Gunness and Esther Carlson a woman from California believed to be Gunness under an assumed identity but […]

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The Mystery Continues ~ Belle Gunness

The Mystery  Continues ~ Belle Gunness Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm dedication of the new Belle Gunness exhibit by La Porte County Historical Society President Bruce Johnson. Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 1:30 pm Selbu, Norway native Knuk Erik Jensen will share with audiences his years of research into whether or not Gunness […]

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Belle Gunness Presentation

Belle Gunness Presentation The Portage Community Historical Society, Inc. present guest speakers: Stephen Ruminski and Bruce Johnson, they will show the 40 minute documentary of Belle Gunness presentation. The viewing is free to the public, everyone is invited Wednesday, August 20, 2014 @ 7:00pm Woodland Park 2100 Willowcreek Rd Portage, IN 46368

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2013 Festival

Don’t forget to come out for the HISTORICAL FESTIVAL ON JUNE 21ST AT COUNTRYSIDE PARK from 10-5! There will be lots to see and enjoy. We’ll have grilled food, dessert, music, vendors, antique cars, hayrides, kids games, fishing derby, watermelon-eating contest, silent auction, museum displays, and more! Festival News Here’s a sampling of pictures from […]

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Log Cabin News

Through the hard work and diligence of Clement Khan, Al Goin, Carl Fisher, and several others in the Historical Society, the Parks Dept., and the City, the Historical Society had won the bid for a historic log cabin for the Countryside Park. It is a Linden Family Swedish structure from the 1860s that was located […]

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25th Anniversary

Here are pictures from our 25th Anniversary Dinner

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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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