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  • The Official Web Page of the 19th Indiana Civil War Reenactors.
  • The mission of the Calumet Regional Archives shall be to collect, preserve, and make available records from organizations and individuals to document the history of Indiana's Calumet Region (Lake and Porter Counties) for use by students, scholars, and the general public.
  • The Potawatomi are among the wave of Algonquian-speaking people who occupied the Great Lakes region from prehistoric times through the early 1800’s. This is their web site.
  • Conner Prairie is the nation's finest outdoor living history museum, based in Fishers, Indiana. The site also contains links to a number of Indiana historical documents.
  • Historic Prophetstown... discover a three way mirror to the past that reflects the prairie, the Native American Settlement, and the 1920s Farmstead. This land holds valuable lessons about those people who hunted, farmed, loved, lost, and changed the land over the last 200 years.
  • Indiana history museums. Learn about historic Indiana and discover the history of Indiana people. Locate Indiana history museums, old Indiana photos, Indiana place histories, Indiana historic sites, Indiana history timelines, state symbols, Indiana genealogy research libraries and other Indiana history data.
  • Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana's storyteller, connecting people to the past.
  • Located in Indianapolis, the IMHM is a private, nonprofit organization. It is not supported by any state, historical, or medical organization. The historical artifacts of Indiana’s medical past are preserved through admission fees, membership dues, and donations.
  • The Indiana State Museum's vision is to be a vibrant, thriving destination, financially and organizationally strong enough to take creative risks, where diverse sets of people seek to satisfy their curiosity about what has happened in Indiana, what is happening now and what still may happen.
  • A collection of interesting, significant, and not so significant weather events.
  • Information on Indiana; economy, government, culture, state map and flag, major cities, points of interest, famous residents, state motto, symbols, nicknames, and other trivia.
  • The Society operates the Historical Museum where you can view historic exhibits, images and documents.
  • The official website of the Nation.
  • The history of Indiana that is provided here should be perceived as a brief history on the development and foundation of our state. The text was compiled from several sources, including some college textbooks and primary sources.
  • The purpose of the Historical Society's Museum is to celebrate the history of Porter County. The Museum tells the story of local people and events by presenting interpretive displays of artifacts and primary sources.
  • Project Canaltrek is a statewide effort to enhance the subject of Indiana history, and to demonstrate to students and teachers the educational value of the World Wide Web. The project uses the historic Wabash-Erie Canal as a symbolic "information superhighway" to link students throughout the state in collaborative and educational relationships.
  • This is an archive of the regimental histories of the infantry, artillery, and calvalry regiments from Indiana that served in the Civil War.
  • Indiana Tourism at Indiana's leading site for Indiana travel and tourism information. Museums, Attractions, Accommodations, Restaurants, Famous Hoosiers and more!

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imageKids' Place
Learn about our programs and services for children.


Westchester Township History Museum
Local history is our specialty. Learn about the programs, displays, and archives we have in a historic home.


A Day in the Life of Westchester Township
On June 15, 2007 we sent teams into our community to visually document a day in the life. View the slideshow here.

imageAnother Day in the Life of Westchester Township
On October 9, 2010 we sent out teams again to document our community. The photo galleries can be viewed here.

Porter County Public Library Catalog 

Porter County Public Library Catalog
All of the residents of Porter County can use any county library through a reciprocal borrowing agreement. Use this link to search the county system for the titles you want.

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Inspire Databases

Inspire is a collection of premium resources provided to the citizens of Indiana by the Indiana State Library. The site contains full text journal articles, encyclopedias, and even a Testing and Education Reference Center where you can study and take practice tests for many fields of study. Explore Inspire today.