Discover the Marshall County Museum!

Visit the Marshall County MuseumThe Marshall County Museum, located in Plymouth, IN, always has an exhibit or timely event that will entertain and educate – such as the upcoming Halloween Ghost Walk!

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!”

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Visit Nappanee’s Dutch Village Market!

Dutch Village MarketIf you’ve a hankering for some good, old fashioned fun in Northern Indiana Amish country then a visit to Nappanee’s Dutch Village Market is just the ticket!

At first blush, the Dutch Village Market in Nappanee might not sound like much of an attraction – oh, boy: a market – but Dutch Village Market is so much more than just your typical market!

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Take a Bite Out Of Nappanee Apple Festival 2015!

Nappanee Apple Festival 2015Attend the 40th annual Nappanee Apple Festival – September 17 through Sunday, September 20, 2015 – and enjoy a slice of Indiana’s largest baked apple pie: 7 feet long, 600 pounds, and providing over 800 slices of fresh apple pie for the hungry Nappanee Apple Festival crowd!

The Nappanee Apple Festival, which began in 1975, annually draws over 80,000 visitors to Northern Indiana for three and a half days of contests, carnival rides, music, food, and fun!

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It’s Up, Up, And Away On A Bremen Hot Air Balloon Ride!

It's up, up, and away on a Bremen Hot Air Balloon Ride!

Get a new perspective with a
Bremen Hot Air Balloon Adventure!

There’s nothing like floating high as a bird above scenic Northern Indiana Amish Country – and now you can with a Bremen hot air balloon ride!

Hot air ballooning was humanity’s first successful challenge to gravity and, though we have far surpassed it now with jets and rockets, many would say hot air ballooning is still one of the purest forms of manned flight – and you can experience the simple grace and elegance of ballooning with a Bremen hot air balloon trip.

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Dig Into Marshall County Blueberry Festival 2015!

The Marshall County Blueberry Festival

One year away from its 50th anniversary, the Marshall County Blueberry Festival (September 4th through the 7th, 2015) is shaping up to be even bigger and better than ever with 3 stages of live entertainment, a parade, hot air balloons, fireworks, carnival rides, horse and tractor pulls, food and craft booths, a spectacular car show, blueberry-pie eating contests, and much, much more.

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Learn the Amish-Mennonite Story at Menno-Hof

Learn the Amish-Mennonite Story at Menno-HofIf you’re interested in the Amish-Mennonite story – a fascinating and beautiful history full of faith, craft, ingenuity, and community – then you’ll definitely want to take in Shipshewana’s Menno-Hof.

Menno-Hof creatively interprets and presents the history and values of the Anabaptists (the Amish-Mennonites), providing a variety of opportunities to learn about and experience the Amish-Mennonite world.

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Don’t Miss the 2015 Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival

Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival 2015The 53rd annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival is known as one of America’s premier arts & crafts festivals scheduled for August 6th through 9th, 2015 – where will you be?

If you love unique, handcrafted quality and style then I hope your answer to the above question was “at the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival!” This incredible event involves well over 300 separate vendors from nearly 250 cities in over 30 states offering some of the most fantastic and diverse arts, crafts, and other handmade goods.

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The Best of South Bend Museums

The Best of South Bend Museums - The Studebaker National Museum

See classic cars and more at the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend!

There’s nothing quite like a museum to inform, excite, and catch your interest. The number of unique and amazing South Bend museums could keep you busy for weeks!

We love a good museum and we’ll bet you do, too! Musuems needn’t be dusty, stodgy, boring places and the better ones aren’t. Many South Bend museums explore some unique and unusual subjects – or display some more common things in unique and unusual ways!

Here’s a list of some of the best that South Bend museums have to offer

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Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage Trail 2015

Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage Trail 2015If you appreciate quilting, flowers, and gardening, then you’ll LOVE touring Indiana’s Amish Country Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage Trail – open May 30th through October 1st, 2015.

Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage Trail is more than a million vibrant blooms in 19 patchwork quilt inspired gardens, along with 21, giant, hand-painted, quilt-themed murals are spread across 7 Northern Indiana Amish Country communities along Indiana’s acclaimed self-guided Heritage Trail driving tour.

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Visit Linton’s Enchanted Gardens

Linton’s Enchanted Gardens

When you need to getaway, sometimes it’s nice to know that you can have fun when you get there. A change of scenery, perhaps a lively, entertaining jaunt is just what the doctor ordered to recharge your batteries and set the world right again. Linton’s Enchanted Gardens in Elkhart, Indiana is the place to do that.

About Linton’s Enchanted Gardens

Linton’s Enchanted Gardens isn’t that far up the road from Bremen, Indiana, where we’re located.

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Cooking Class with Chef Brad Hindsley

A chef demonstrates mastery of the art of the flambe.

Cooking Up Some Learning

If you like to cook or love to cook, you’re going to want to join us Thursday, May 21st at 6 pm at the Shiloh Woods in Plymouth, Indiana for a Cooking Class with Chef Brad Hindsley of the Spire Restaurant in LaPorte, Indiana. Either alone or with a partner, you will craft an entree under Chef Brad’s apt tutelage. Once complete, everyone will

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Celebrate South Bend’s 150th Birthday!

Countdown to a Celebration

Courthouse fronting a street in South Bend, Indiana

3rd St. Joseph County Courthouse in South Bend

As I begin writing this, there is a timer on SB150‘s website that reads 35 days | 9 hours | 45 minutes | 33 seconds. What is it counting down to? A momentous event in the history of South Bend, Indiana: its sesquicentennial (150th) birthday. Indeed, 150 years ago on May 22nd, the city of South Bend was incorporated. Now they’d like to celebrate that with an enormous birthday party.

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Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival End of April

Lots of visitors and booths fill the street at Wakarusa Maple Syrup FestivalBeginning Friday, April 24, and lasting through Sunday, April 26th, 2015, the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival will be celebrating 46 years of family fun and entertainment. It’s a time when folks can get together, be entertained and learn about a historic nook of the country. This year’s festival looks to be one of the best and with such a great turnout already expected, the festival has already reached its maximum capacity for food vendors, and the event is still several weeks away.

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Amish Acres’ Round Barn Theatre 2015 Season

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish AcresAmish Acres’ Round Barn Theatre has released the schedule of its upcoming, fun-filled 2015 season: The Circle of Life Season: Round and Round We Go!

Northern Indiana’s only professional repertory theatre company, the Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres has produced well over 100 musicals since 1998 and has garnered rave reviews and a sterling reputation in the process.

2015’s schedule makes it clear they intend to continue the tradition!

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In Honor of Father Theodore M. Hesburgh

Library Named in 1987 after Father Theodore M. Hesburgh

Photo by Mendaliv under the following license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0

After 97 years of life, Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, died on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. at the Holy Cross House, adjacent to the University of Notre Dame where he served as president from 1952 to 1987.

During that time, he became highly influential in the world of higher education. Even after his service as President of the University concluded, he maintained a daily presence on campus, bolstering the proof of his passion for higher education.

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