The Lake County Historical Museum, located in the Old Lake Courthouse in Crown Point, was established in 1982. The museum was funded by the Oktober Committee, organized by Hank and Bea Baum, and is now operated by the Lake County Historical Society. The Lake County Historical Society was established in 1875 with its mission to collect, preserve, and display the history of the county, its pioneers, and early settlers. This goal is accomplished today by the Lake County Historical Museum.
Located on the second floor, the museum houses many interesting exhibits that reflect the history of Lake County and its many communities. Within its four spacious rooms are documents, pictures, and artifacts representing such cities and towns as Gary, Hammond, Whiting, East Chicago, Munster, Griffith, Highland, Merrillville, Deep River, Ainsworth, Hobart, Lake Station, Crown Point, Lowell, Cedar Lake, Schererville, St. John, Winfield, and many more.
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