You never know what you’ll find on display at the Marshall County Museum, as the Marshall County Historical Society works hard to keep the displays fresh and the calendar full – which helps to explain why it received the 2014 Indiana Historical Society Award for “remarkable public services and programs provided to its community!”
With 25,000 square feet dedicated to displaying contemporary, interactive exhibits on Northern Indiana’s colorful and on-going history, you’ll find that you don’t have to be a Marshall County resident to enjoy and benefit from a visit to the Marshall County Museum.
Visit the Historic Crossroads Center to learn about Indiana’s role as transportation hub to the US, then visit the Train Room for an illustrative and entertaining romp through transportation history via miniature trains, lights, sounds, and more.
The Marshall County Museum’s Military Room contains military memorabilia from the Civil War to present day; an exhibit of the personal medical military artifacts of local, hometown hero and two-term governor of Indiana, Dr. Otis Bowen of Bremen; and the moving “living history” exhibit: Recording the American Perspective: Interviews with World War II Veterans From the Front Lines to the Home Front.
The Marshall County Museum’s Boy Scout Room displays uniforms, memorabilia, and collectibles from the first days of scouting up to modern times with a focus on famous scouting alumni, such as Indiana Governor Henry Schricker and Kenneth Lackey, the original vaudevillian “Curly” of The Three Stooges.
Other attractions include the nineteenth century décor and charm of the Jonathan and Elizabeth Marshall Collection, the sights and sounds of the evolution of entertainment in the Entertainment Room, and the Sports Room’s display of many eras of celebrate Hoosier Hysteria: from the different eras of sports regalia and equipment to the Marshall County Hall of Fame.
The Marshall County Museum even has a state of the art genealogy research library staffed with research specialists to help you fit the puzzle pieces of your family’s story together!
The 2015 Marshall County Museum Halloween Ghost Walk
For Halloween, the Marshall County Museum offers the hour-long “Ghost Walk” tour on October 31st, from 6:15pm to 10pm. Come hear the stories of Marshall County as told through the lives of its men and women, including the tragic tales of five, ill-fated Marshall County residents, all five of which have something in common – can you determine what that is? Join in the fun and mystery at the Marshall County Museum!
Marshall County Historical Society
Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10am to 4pm
123 North Michigan Street
Plymouth, Indiana 46563
www.mchistoricalsociety.org – (574) 936-2306
Marshall County Museum Lodging
The Marshall County Museum is but a quarter hour’s drive from Scottish Bed and Breakfast in lovely Bremen, Indiana. Our luxurious amenities, spacious lodging, and delicious breakfasts are just the thing to top off your Northern Indiana vacation. Book your stay now!