Museum Guided Tour: From France to Statehood

Learn about what was happening in this region starting with the arrival of the French and ending in 1816 with the state of Indiana entering the union. During that time the area was mostly inhabited by the Potawatomi, but was also claimed by the French, British, and the United States. As staff chronicle this time period, learn about the importance of trading as a business and cultural tool as well as Potawatomi Chief Five Medals and other figures that impacted Elkhart County.