Evelyn Lehman Culp Heritage Collection
The Evelyn Lehman Culp Heritage Collection, managed by the Nappanee Public Library, tells Nappanee’s story through displays and rotating exhibits inside the Nappanee Center. Main attractions include “Hoosier” cabinets, a tribute to six nationally-known cartoonists, Emma Schrock Art Gallery, an Air Force One display, and the John Hartman House.
Nappanee Center Programs
- 02/03/23 @ 1:00pm – 02/03/23 @ 2:00pm Nappanee Center Board Room Nappanee Center Join us for a fun-filled hour of BINGO! Participants can win prizes […]
- 02/23/23 @ 5:30pm – 02/23/23 @ 6:30pm Nappanee Center Registration is required. Registration starts: 01/12/2023 @ 11:00am Registration end: 02/16/2023 @ 5:30pm Join Heritage Collection […]
- 02/25/23 @ 11:00am – 02/25/23 @ 12:00pm Nappanee Center Registration is required. Registration starts: 01/15/2023 @ 6:00am Registration end: 02/24/2023 @ 11:00am In the 1890s, […]
The Evelyn Lehman Culp Heritage Collection
Located at the Nappanee Center, 302 W. Market St., Nappanee, IN 46550. The Heritage Collection has over 45,000 items related to Nappanee History. The collection became an official branch of the Nappanee Public Library in 2020.
The Doug Grant Family Gallery
In 2020, the Heritage Collection added the Doug Grant Family Gallery, home to over sixty Emma Schrock paintings, to the collection. Emma Schrock, known as the “Grandma Moses of Northern Indiana,” is well known for her vivid portrayal of Old Order Mennonite farm life. View the collection here.
The Historic John Hartman House
The Historic John Hartman House was built in 1888 for John and Rebecca (Peters) Hartman and was designed by resident architect, Henry Frazier. Four rooms are currently open to the public, and the entrance is located inside the Nappanee Center.
Hit the Pavement in Historic Nappanee Walking Tours
Along Came Nappanee
The Architecture of Henry Frazier
Demolition, Destruction, & Revitalization
Entrepreneurs, Pioneers, and Trailblazers
Homes of the Kitchen Industry
Plays, Opera, Fables, and Frolic
Innovation in Nappanee
Evie’s History Bytes Podcast
Last Wednesday, Monthly
Chime in each month as Martha and a guest dig into all kinds of Nappanee History.
New episodes are released every month.
- Martha is joined by Library Director, Seth James as they talk to Activision co-founder and Nappanee Native David Crane.
- Martha sits down with Nappanee Mayor Phil Jenkins to talk about architecture in Nappanee.
- Hit play and join Martha as she talks to Chris Gillam about the Historic Daniel Stump Farm.
- Click play and join Martha as she talks to Police Chief, Steve Rulli and Nappanee Fire/EMS Chief, Don Lehman.
- Matha is joined by Dick Pletcher and the Wagner Family to talk about Nappanee's Furniture Stores.
- Matha will be joined by Sonya Nash and Jeanie Dudley to talk about the Quilt Gardens of Elkhart County and Fred's Flowers.
Meet the Team!
Heritage Collection Manager
Heritage Collection Specialist