Historical Museum: Exploring Elkhart's First 20,000 Years

Featured Exhibit

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Find out what was living in Elkhart County before humans lived here. See a 23,000 year old mammoth tusk found in Middlebury. Learn about the first people who entered this area around 12,000 years ago, and see how their cultures and civilizations evolved over time. Discover how life changed for these people, known today as Native Americans, when they encountered Europeans.

Wednesday Bird Walks

Meets every first and third Wednesday at 8 a.m.

»2016-17 Dates & Locations (pdf)

On the first and third Wednesday of every month, join experienced bird guides for an informative walk in the park in search of resident and migratory species found in our area. The program offers information on proper identification, tips to spot birds, and the chance to find rare birds in the Elkhart County Parks. Every walk offers something different, so grab your hiking boots and binoculars and come discover the fascinating lives of birds!

Date: Meets the first and third Wenesday of every month
Time: 8–10 a.m.

Cost: Free

Age: Any

To Pre-register, please call: (574) 535-6458

Weekday Warriors: Volunteer Team

Meets Monthly

»2016 Dates & Projects (pdf)

Get involved with, and help support, your Elkhart County Parks by becoming a Weekday Warrior. The Weekday Warrior group will meet the last Wednesday of each month with a different work project in one of the parks. 

Date: Meets the last Wednesday of every month

Cost: Free, but pre-registration is required

Age: Adults

To Pre-register, please call: (574) 535-6458


Hiking Club

Meets Monthly

»2016 Dates & Locations (pdf)

Meet new people, explore the different county parks, and hike for health and pleasure in this free monthly club.

Date: Meets the third Thursday of every month

Cost: Free, but pre-registration is required

Age: Any (those 18 and under must be accompained by an adult)

To Pre-register, please call: (574) 535-6458