little Indiana and family couldn’t wait to explore the Museum of Huntingburg in Huntingburg, Indiana.
With a town that’s been the site of three movies and a beautiful downtown, we just knew that this Dubois County museum would be incredible!
Museum of Huntingburg in Huntingburg, Indiana
Oh, boy were we right! I just love when that happens. There’s movie props and town relics and deeper area history packed into this very tidy and unique Indiana museum.
For example, did you know that Huntingburg, Indiana were pioneers in the auto industry? You can take a look at the 1901 Huntingburg Roadster. It’s really sharp!
There’s also pieces of interest related to Colonel Geiger, son of the Tippecanoe War hero Fred Geiger, a big fan of hunting. In 1836, game brought him to the area and he enjoyed the hunting opportunity there so much…well, you can understand how the town received its name.
Huntingburg, Indiana Museum
Of course, I found the old photos and the stories to go with them fascinating. At the Museum of Huntingburg, there are even uniforms on display from local service men and women. Our boys thought that was neat!
Since Huntingburg was also the site of movies like Hard Rain and A League of Their Own, you better believe there were leftover movie props!
While the biggest leftover prop can be found at League Stadium, there’s some neat things to look at–like one of the Rockford Peaches uniforms. They are just as cute in real life (though still not exactly appropriate for playing ball).
The museum is bigger than you think–there’s quite a few rooms of stuff here. Yay!
It’s not every town that has the foresight to preserve their history–and I am very appreciate of the Museum of Huntingburg in Huntingburg, Indiana and their desire to capture the past while looking toward the future.
This is a lovely Indiana town for so many reasons. Let the Museum of Huntingburg shed a little insight into the uniqueness and fascinating history of Huntingburg.
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Museum of Huntingburg
508 East 4th Street
Huntingburg, Indiana 47542
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