Portage Community Historical Society logo representing the Dunes, the farmland, and the Steel Industry of the Portage area

The Alton Goin Historical Museum at Countryside Park


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Visit the Countryside Park, Historical Museum, and Authentic 19th Century Buildings on site!

Brief History of the City of Portage


Special Events

Schedule of Society Meetings

Schedule a Group Trip


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Highlights of the Museum Collection


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Want to Become a Member?

Current Board Members


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Spotlight on...Portage Grand Prix Jamboree

Portage History Trivia Quiz

The museum is open Saturdays and Sundays.
The first weekend in April until mid-November with special Christmas hours

5250 U.S. Hwy 6
Countryside Park
(across from Camelot Bowling Lanes)
Mailing Address:
PO Box 305
Portage, IN 46368
762-8349 (during Museum hours)
or 762-1675 (Portage Parks Department)

2018 will be the 30th Anniversary of the Society's founding. What's in store? Wait and see!

Don't forget to come out for the HISTORICAL FESTIVAL ON JUNE 24th, 2017, AT COUNTRYSIDE PARK from 10-4! There will be lots to see and enjoy. We'll have grilled food, dessert, music, vendors, antique cars, hayrides, kids games, fishing derby, watermelon-eating contest, silent auction, museum displays, and more!

The Portage Community Historical Society is now on FACEBOOK! Join us for all the latest news on events and projects!

Welcome to the Historical Society's website at RootsWeb, part of the Ancestry.com community. I'm glad you found us here. Thanks for stopping by!

Important Links
Portage Parks Department
Porter County Public Library System
Indiana Historical Society
City of Portage
Central Indiana Community Foundation logo
A special thanks to the Central Indiana Community Foundation and the Efraymson Fund for their generous grant towards the renovation of the Historical Society's historic farmhouse.
Related Links
Porter County Museum of History
Indiana Dunes: The Casual Coast (Porter County Convention, Recreation & Visitor Commission)
Westchester Township Historical Museum
Historical Society of Ogden Dunes
Lake County Historical Museum
Calumet Regional Archives
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore History
Kankakee Valley Historical Society


This website and its contents Created and Copyrighted by Donna Smith for the Portage Community Historical Society
First Posted Oct. 19, 2005. Last Updated May 20, 2017.

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