P.O. Box 518, 510 East Arch Street, Portland Indiana 47371
The Museum of the Soldier got its start by combining the personal collections of three individuals. Jim Waechter, Brian Williamson and Mike McBride banded together to set up exhibits at local and regional events.
Long range plans include permanent exhibits highlighting local military history and a large flexible main gallery space with changing exhibits, a multi-purpose area for lectures, banquets and similar dioramas. Plans also include focusing on the local Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) program of the later 1930s and the early 1940s, one of only two black CCC camps in Indiana.
Other History nearby:
(Lima) Allen County Museum
(Berne) Amishville USA
(Greenville) Bear's Mill
(Fairmount) Fairmount Historical Museum
(Fort Recovery) Fort Recovery State Memorial
(Greenville) Garst Museum
03/31 Coming to The Portland area
Earth Day Indiana Festival Indianapolis IN April27 On the final Saturday of every April, thousands of Hoosiers head to downtown Indianapolis to attend one of the nation's largest Earth Day festivals. The Earth Day Indiana Festival combines 140 environmental and conservation exhibits with live music, special activities for kids and good food.
Redbud Trail Rendezvous Rochester IN April27-28 See living history of frontier Midwest America, historic camps, music and dance of the period, traditional crafts, food cooked over wood fires, blanket trading, tomahawk and muzzle-loading shooting contests. The village has 40 wooden booths, traditional crafts, blanket trading and muzzle loading shooting matches.
Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Cincinnati OH May4 The Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is a combination of nearly 50 local clay artisans who exhibits and sells their unique ceramic creations.
Smokin' on the Water - BBQ Festival By The Lake Liberty IN May4-5 Arts, Crafts, and Antiques of all kinds are permitted and desired. Lawn Equipment, Golf Carts, Personal Mobility Devices, Home Healthcare Products, ATVs, RVs, Vehicles, Boats, Outdoor Cooking Equipment, and Sporting Goods are also permitted and desired.
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington IN May10 The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
CincItalia the Cincinnati Italian Festival Cincinnati OH May17-19 Come early and be dazzled by CincItalia's Italian Auto Show and enriched by our traditional Italian Statue Procession.