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Crown Point, Indiana: Pencil Collection, Odd Dummies

A 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) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Pencil Collection, Odd Dummies

There are over 5,000 pencils in the Old Lake County Courthouse collection.

[Kathleen, 06/09/2013]
Pencil Collection, Odd Dummies

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."

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Dillinger JailDillinger Jail, Crown Point, IN - < 1 mi.
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Obama's Barber Chair, Encased in Plexiglass, Chicago, IL - 29 mi.

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