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"Porter House After Dark Series”

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October Encore

Thursday October 19th:

David Faldet

7:00 p.m.

"Knocks and Voices in the Dark: Seances, Spiritualism, and Decorah"

Friday October 20th:

Dr. Richard Merritt

7:00 p.m.

"Transmutation of Spirits: The Mindreading Craze in the Porter Era"

Stay tuned for Registration Information


Past Events

Saturday August 19th 10am-12 noon

Story Time at the Porter House

Join us for a fun filled morning of children's book readings and activities at the museum.

Program will include:

  • Stories with themes associated to the era and spirit of the Porters

  • A take home arts and craft project

  • Refreshments served on the lovely museum grounds

  • Scavenger hunt of historic rock wall

Admission is complimentary thanks to our sponsors, although space is limited.  Program is suitable for ages 5-10, children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Become an Adventurer

Hidden in the garden is a glimpse of some of our favorites artifacts from Bert's  natural collection (from inside the Porter House) for you to find!


Virtual Exhibits

Staying connected to our community is key! We’re thrilled to unlock a special selection of objects from the Porter House Collection to tell a tale of wonder and excitement through our first-ever Virtual Exhibits.


House Tours
Started May 1, 2022 

House Tours resumed on Sunday, May 1st opening from 1:00-4:00 pm. During the summer (June-August), house tours are available 7 days a week from 1:00-4:00 pm.


We welcome guests to enjoy our free outdoor Rock Wall and Garden area during daylight hours. 

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