Do Your Part! A County Responds to the First World War
Experience local history by stepping into a setting inspired by an early 20th Century Porter County dining room and kitchen. This featured exhibit examines the effect World War I had on the everyday life of Porter County residents and shows how those residents organized, worked, and sacrificed in response.
From a bailly
point of view
From a bailly point of view
What do our belongings say about our identity? From a Bailly Point of View takes a close look at Frances Howe, the last Bailly family member to live on the Bailly homestead in Porter County. This exhibit explores Frances Howe's understanding of ethnicity, religion, class, and memory through her possessions.
We are porter county
Visitors young and old will learn about the transformation of our county from frontier to modern landscape in this interactive and engaging exhibit.
PRehistoric porter county
Boone Grove farmer, Myron Benedict, found a large tooth on his farm in 1909. Learn about the startling discovery he and his son made forty years later in this exhibit.
Making her place
Women's history has largely been a silent story. This exhibit unearths some inspirational stories about how women have shaped Porter County.
Adventures of Broncho John
"Broncho John" Sullivan was a cowboy, performer, politician, caretaker, and storyteller. He donated his collection to the PoCo Muse in 1949 to ensure that future generations would learn the legacy of the American frontier.
World War ii
View the comprehensive World War II collection that commemorates the men and women who served our country and educates visitors of all ages on this important military history.