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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.

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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.


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.

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  • 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.

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Meet the Team!

Martha

Heritage Collection Manager

Sherry

Heritage Collection Specialist