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Porter County Museum of History

153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383

The Porter County Museum is located inside the former Porter County Jail & Sheriff's Residence, southeast of the Porter County Courthouse in Valparaiso, Indiana. The museum maintains six permanent and one featured exhibit, as well as programs and activities throughout the year. Artifacts of interest are a mastodon tusk (which was discovered on Myron Benedict's Boone Grove farm in 1949), WWII-era wedding dress created from the silk of a parachute, Joseph Bailly's personal trunk, and thousands of other objects.

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