Historic New Carlisle, Inc.

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©Historic New Carlisle
304 East Michigan St.
P.O.Box 107
New Carlisle, IN 46552
(574) 654-3897
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Local History Museum
Hours - Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

New Exhibit !!!  - Hudson Lake Remembered

Would You Like to Take a Trip Back in Time?

Now at the Historic New Carlisle, Inc. Local History Museum, you can go back in time! From decades of music and dancing to the 30-room hotel and casino that once occupied the area, come explore Hudson Lake in its heyday through postcards and photographs as part of the Hudson Lake Remembered exhibit.


Imagine lifting the brim of your hat to see dappled golden sunlight on the surface of the Hudson Lake. A light breeze sweeps across the surface, and on the air the dreamy notes of a slow, steady waltz pour out from the band. Itís the 1890ís in a growing resort town on the outskirts of New Carlisle. Fast forward to the roaring 20ís. The rhythm of the waltz quickens to toe-tapping trumpet beats and the steady pounding of drums. The Charleston is the hottest step and that same lakeside community is now a thriving destination for Chicagoans to make a getaway.

Come enjoy this exciting exhibit on display at the HNC Local History Museum!

Historic New Carlisle, Inc. operates a local history room containing a collection of photographs, abstracts, newspapers, New Carlisle High School yearbooks and other items on display. These items pertain to New Carlisle and the Olive Township area and have been donated or are on loan.

The museum is located within Historic New Carlisleís office in what was originally the summer kitchen at the Old Republic. It is recommended that you call ahead before visiting the museum.

If interested in donating an item pertaining to New Carlisle or Olive Township History, please contact us at (574)654-3897. Historic New Carlisle, Inc. may not be able to accept some donations due to limited space in the museum.