History & Culture
History & Culture in Marshall County
Marshall County remembers its past and pays tribute to both the exciting and tragic times. At the Marshall County Historical Museum in Plymouth, follow historic highways that trace the county’s history and learn about the Potawatomi Tribe’s Chief Menominee and the group’s tragic Trail of Death. Find out about the county’s touch with Roy Rogers and a famous Purdue football coach. Interactive exhibits and a contemporary approach helped the museum win an Indiana Historical Society Award in 2014. You can retrace the sad journey of the Potawatomi, who were forced west in 1838, starting at the Chief Menominee statue in Plymouth, where signage will direct you.
The exhibits evoke emotion and a thirst for knowledge that leave you with an appreciation for what makes Marshall County, Indiana unique, and why we call it home! Brown Bag Lunch Speakers, Open Houses and Special Events remind visitors that looking back at history helps us learn and move forward! Kid’s Hands-On Areas available and 40-ft. Interactive Model Trains operate every Saturday from 11 AM – 1 PM! Equipped with a state of the arts Genealogy Research Library, the Marshall County Museum provides trained research specialists with one-on-one assistance Tues.-Sat. 10 AM – 4PM. The Marshall County Museum is open Sundays from 1-4 PM. (Genealogy is not available on Sundays.)
The Museum of Culver & Lake Maxincuckee History is located inside the First Famers Bank and Trust Building. The hours currently in effect are Monday 9-1, Tuesday Closed, Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 10-6, Friday 10-5 and Satruday 9-3.
The Culver Community History Museum seeks to promote the unique natural, historical and cultural heritage of the Culver area by collecting, preserving, interpreting and disseminating artifacts and other research materials. In our community, we seek to foster conviviality and engagement from all walks of life by being the natural repository for families and individuals to share their stories and memories. We also seek to serve the broader research community as a professional, self-sustaining, small local museum both on-site and online.