Crown Point, Indiana: Pencil Collection, Odd DummiesA grab-bag of a museum in a local courthouse. The town is proud of its many celebrity weddings, and its pencil collection.
Old Lake County Courthouse
- 1 Courthouse Square, Crown Point, IN
- In the Old Lake County Courthouse, which is smack in the middle of the downtown square, at Joliet St. and Court St.
- May-Oct. Th-Sa 1-4 pm. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Pencil Collection, Odd Dummies
There are over 5,000 pencils in the Old Lake County Courthouse collection.[Kathleen, 06/09/2013]
In the old Crown Point county courthouse museum you can see where Rudolph Valentino got married (they have his wedding certificate). Also lots of odd dummies, and a big pencil collection.[Kathy Deutsch, 03/24/2002]
Mark reports: "Also, Red Grange, football player, two of the Mills Brothers singers, Muhammed Ali, Tom Mix, and the parents of Michael Jackson were married at the Court House."