By Terry T. Mark It’s been a fantastic summer, but Elkhart County will be bidding farewell to most of the Seward Johnson sculptures while Quilt Gardens are closing down in preparation for another colorful season in 2018. There is one piece of good news: The God Bless America monumental-scale sculpture will be staying in … Continued
By Terry T. Mark It’s never been done before in Elkhart County and, really, only once anywhere in the world. The Quilt Gardens and the downtowns of Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Middlebury, Bristol and Wakarusa will be the site of the largest exhibition of American artist Seward Johnson’s celebrated realistic life-size bronze sculptures, outside of his … Continued
By Terry T. Mark Adventure starts here How do you know it’s almost summer? Around here, we say it’s when the 2017 area guide comes out. Heritage Trail Adventures started arriving at local businesses, restaurants and shops in late February. It’s 68 pages of great information about the best places to dine out, see a … Continued
By Marshall V. King ELKHART — On the outside, the Midwest Museum of American Art looks like the bank it once was. Safe and staid. Sturdy and stark. The building was constructed at 429 S. Main Street in 1922 as St. Joseph Valley Bank. It was built in a neoclassical 19th-century style intended to … Continued
In the heart of downtown Elkhart’s Arts and Entertainment District is a 25,000 square foot neo-classical building which plays host to the Midwest Museum of American Art. The museum boasts seven galleries including the old vault (the building was previously a bank) which contains part of the museum’s permanent collection featuring American art from the … Continued
As we head into November it’s time to start thinking about fun things to do indoors in Amish Country. Here is my top three: 1. The Elkhart Historical Museum-Take trip through Elkhart County history, see life the way it used to be and never leave the building! The museums staff does a great job of … Continued
Let the Heritage Trail audio driving tour be your personal guide to must-see attractions, special finds and behind-the-scenes glimpses of Amish life. Traveling along lively Main Streets and scenic back roads you'll find surprises at every turn and soon discover why it’s considered one of the country’s most scenic drives.