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Current Display - In the Kitchen: Mixing Up Memories 

Stop by the museum to check out our new kitchen display featuring various kitchen tools and

gadgets, aprons, dishware, and more! The display will be up through the end of May.


Exhibit- From Pencils to Pixels: Hoosier Cartoons and Comics

Runs April 3rd through May 11th at the Museum

From Pencils to Pixels is a traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) and explores the

adventures of comic strip characters such as fat-cat Garfield, Brown County savant Abe Martin, and

"Chic" Jackson's "Roger Bean," which featured the lives of a typical Hoosier family. Drawn from the collections of IHS, the Indiana State Library and other institutions throughout the state, the exhibit also examines the life and work of the Indiana artists who have entertained and informed millions of newspaper readers (with syndication) across the country. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

In conjunction, the New Carlisle Library is hosting a comic strip contest with the theme "Adventures in Indiana". Entries are due by Friday, April 26th. Visit their website for more information.


Historic New Carlisle, Inc. hosts four teas a year. Join us for delicious tea sandwiches

and mouthwatering desserts. Teas dates for 2024 are May 8th, July 10th, September 11th

and our Christmas Tea is on December 11th at 2:00 pm eastern. Cost is $25.00 per person

and pre-paid reservations are required. Contact Dana at 574/654-3897 or click on the link to

make reservations and pay online.

In the Good Old Summertime: Hudson Lake's Heydays Exhibit and Program

Exhibit will begin in June through September | Program by Dana Groves TBD

We will be curating an exhibit on Hudson Lake and its history and look back at images

from its heyday as a lake resort. Learn about the Smith Family who built the Hotel Hudson 

and popular dance casino as well as other resorts. View items from the hotel and casino

and enjoy the many images from the archives. Dana Groves will be giving a presentation

on Thursday, June 27th at 7:00 pm EST at the museum. Free and open to public

Our Town Camp

June TBD

Kids ages 9-12 are invited to register for our kids camp featuring a walking tour of the

historic district and activities related to history and architecture. Cost is $30. More details

to come.

Hoosiers in the Movies

Wednesday, August 7th 7:00 pm EST

Join us for a presentation by historian Bruce Johnson as he talks about famous Hoosiers

in the movies such as James Dean, Carole Lombard, Steve McQueen and many more! The 

The program is free and open to the public.

History of the South Bend Watch Company 

Thursday, September 19th 7:00 pm EST

Historic New Carlisle, Inc. member Bill Stockton will be giving a presentation about the history of the South Bend Watch Company. Bill has a very nice collection of watches and invites anyone with a South bend Watch to bring it and he can help tell you more about it. The program is free and open to the public.

Walking Tour

Sunday, September 29th 2:00 pm EST

Join Dana Groves on a walking tour of the historic district. Learn about the history 

and architecture of the town. Meet at New Carlisle Public Library. Free and open

to the public. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Spooks and Spirits

Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 pm EST

Join us for a spooky program by Glory June Greiff. More details to come. Free and open to the public.

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