Culture, History & Art
Michigan has a hard-working ethic that is exemplified in the city's culture, history and arts

In the 1820’s and 1830s, when early fur traders came upon our neck of the woods, they couldn’t have imagined that this area would become a railroad hub, a commercial and industrial center, or even that we’d become known as the festival capital of Northern Indiana. Much in the same spirit, Michigan City continues to provide a gateway to relaxation and excitement, reinforcing quality of life and exemplifying the special place that Michigan City truly is.

The hard-working ethic of our diverse workforce is an example of a heritage that dates back almost 200 years – and that shows in the diversity of the culture, history and art in Michigan City.

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Michigan has a hard-working ethic that is exemplified in the city's culture, history and arts

Old Lighthouse Museum

The Old Lighthouse Museum was restored by the Michigan City Historical Society for the preservation of Michigan City’s nautical history.

219-872-6133
www.oldlighthousemuseum.org

 

 

 

 

View contemporary art exhibits at Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City

Lubeznik Center for the Arts

The Lubeznik Center for the Arts serves as a showcase for contemporary art with new exhibits every month.

219-874-4900
www.lubeznikcenter.org

 

 

 

 

The Barker Mansion tells the story of the Barker family and the railroad industry they helped build

Barker Mansion & Civic Center

The Barker Mansion serves as a tribute to the philanthropy of the Barker family. It features original rare woods and furniture, impressive collections of books and paintings, and a third-story ballroom where the Barker family entertained in royal fashion.

219-873-1520
emichigancity.com/cityhall/departments/barkermansion/

 

 

 

The La Porte County Historical Museum houses thousands of artifacts that describe the County's rich heritage

La Porte County Historical Museum

The museum holds thousands of La Porte County historical documents.

219-324-6767
www.laportecountyhistory.org