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May through September
Thursday & Friday :: 3-6 PM
Saturday & Sunday :: 2-6 PM

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Special Events 2017

We have been proudly preserving Cedar Lake history for 40 years! Please join us for our special events during this milestone year!

September 2017
Let the Dead Speak: The History of Lake County Through its Cemeteries
Enjoy this temporary exhibit for free with your museum admission all month. > Read More

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Presentation on Let the Dead Speak
: Enjoy an informative presentation with Rhiannon Cizon on the history of Lake County as told by its cemeteries. From labor history to women's histoy and everything in between, this talk explores what the dead have to say.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Smithsonian Magazine 13th Annual Museum Day
: *FREE general admission for two when you present your Smithsonian Museum Day ticket!*

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Folklore & Legends of Cedar Lake
: Did Capone and Dillinger really spend time in Cedar Lake? Is there an underground spring that connects Fancher Lake in Crown Point to Cedar Lake? Sort the facts from the fiction at this entertaining program.

History Road Show Special EventsVarious Community Locations October 2017 - April 2018
History Road Show: CLHA Edition
Thanks to a grant from the Crown Point Community Foundation Women's Giving Circle, CLHA is hitting the road this fall/winter. We'll be hosting a series of programs in the community. We hope to see you at them all!
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Annual Election Meeting

The annual election of the Board of Governors and Officers of the Association by the membership will take place on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2:30 PM in the Cedar Lake Town Hall meeting room.

All dues-paying members in good standing are entitled to one (1) vote at the Annual Election Meeting. Please contact us if you are unsure if your membership is currently active.

Board Meetings

The Cedar Lake Historical Association Board of Governors generally meets the 4th Saturday of each month at 10:30 AM.

Archived Resources

John Hodson of the Kankakee Valley Historical Society kicked off our 2014 season with a fascinating presentation on the KVHS archaeological project in March. The Collier Lodge site, also known as Baum’s Bridge, is located on the southern border of Porter County, Indiana on the northern edge of the former Kankakee Marsh. Read more on the KVHS website and view informative KVHS YouTube videos.

Diane Sprehe presented an outstanding genealogy program at our September 2013 meeting. She has made her handout full of valuable links and resources available for everyone wishing to get started on building a family tree. Thank you Diane!
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