Logans Port Indiana Museums
Today at midnight, the deadline for the Indiana Transportation Museum to move to its longtime home in Logansport, Indiana, expired. The museum's historic area is set on 210 hectares of grounds, which include a forest area, a museum building and a parking garage. Noblesville - The Indiana Transport Museum and the Port of Indianapolis are discussing the formation of a partnership to create a new museum dedicated to Indiana's transportation history, from railroads to cars and trucks.
The Hillforest, which overlooks the Ohio River, was inhabited from 1855 to 1891, and in 1901 the Henry County Historical Society purchased the house for the museum. The museum was located in Noblesville and its collection was located in the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Museum of Natural History in Bloomington, Indiana. In 1900, former Indiana Transportation Museum director and museum curator William E. "Buck" Smith and his wife died.
The wagons were built by the Cincinnati Car Company in 1923 and later used by the Indiana Railroad, and the Indiana Rail Road operated the railroad as a freight train transporting coal. The Indiana Department of Transportation removed the bridge connecting the line with CSX during the reconstruction of Interstate 70 in Indianapolis and Norfolk Southern severed the connection to Tipton in 1997. Noblesville and Fishers wanted to turn a section of the rail corridor into a footpath, but the museum argued that the tracks should remain and that trains should be allowed to travel on them.
Transportation and Museum Director John McNichols told IBJ that the museum could remain in Forest Park in the meantime and continue to remove and clean equipment.
The museum is only open to a limited extent, so it is best to contact the museum directly for information on opening hours and other information. Visit the website and try to keep up to date, but the museum's website says they are only open to a limited number of visitors. If you know of a historic house or museum in Indiana that should be listed here, please use our application form to let us know.
Although the museum is not open during normal hours and only one couple, the Ridlen family, runs it, those who wish to see it can call 574 - 722 - 9640 to request a guided tour. The museum offers tailor-made school tours, which can include a visit to the school, a museum tour or even a private tour of the building itself.
A special historic landmark, the "Trail of Death," is located at Old 31, also known as Michigan Road, at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and 375N. The monument was erected in 1997 and you can visit it during a trip by turning one mile west on 375n, going back half a mile north and then south for another half mile.
In Noblesville, the Indiana Transportation Museum offers a variety of excursions, ranging from vacation trains to shuttles and cargo cabins. The museum operates from Forest Park in Nobleville and travels to the northern terminus of the line in Tipton. A steam train ride runs every Saturday and Sunday from 6.30 am to 9 pm. M. at the Michigan Avenue and 375N stations.
Pennsylvania Railroad operates trains, including the Floridian and Kentucky lines, as well as freight trains. The Belt Line was originally connected to the Indiana State Line, which is now part of the Metro - Pacific Railroad.
The name of the hospital was changed from Northern Indiana Hospital for the Insane to Logansport State Hospital in 1927 by Indiana state legislature. A fire in the prison in 1979, which led to its transformation into a prison, was the result of an outbreak of tuberculosis and other diseases in the state mental health system.
The museum houses many pieces of railway history, with locomotives and equipment related to the nickel plate railway. Built during construction in the late 1920s, including the original railroad tracks, railroad cars and the first locomotive in Indiana history. Wylie House is now owned and operated by Indiana University as a historic house and museum that recreates Wyle House before 1860.
The contents include a phenomenal Indiana art collection, including many paintings by T.C. Steele, as well as an architectural gem housed in the historic Wyle House, one of Indiana's historic buildings. The museum's mission is to inspire generations to discover the history, culture, art, science and technology of the Industrial Revolution in Indiana by bringing to life the industries that define art, science and technology. It exists in every region of Indiana as a collaborative-centered partner and serves as a hub of Indiana experience based on the rich history and culture of the industrial and industrial history of our state and region.
The Moore - Youse Home Museum contains numerous artifacts from Historic Muncie, including furniture, paintings, documents and photographs. In the museum you can see and find a variety of artifacts such as furniture, ceramics, glasses and other items from the house.