History & Heritage

Native Americans. Fur traders. Intrepid pioneers. Amish settlers. Railroad tycoons. American gangsters. They’ve all contributed to the patchwork of Northern Indiana’s history and make up the fabric of our heritage. Throughout our seven counties you’ll find museums and historical sites dedicated to telling the stories that define Indiana’s Cool North. From Studebakers to superheroes—there’s nothing middle-of-the-road about the Midwest.