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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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Heritage Collection Programs

  • 04/25/24 @ 10:00am – 04/25/24 @ 11:00am Nappanee Center Learn more about the Nappanee Centennial Celebration. Come and find out what fun they had! 
  • 05/11/24 @ 10:00am – 05/11/24 @ 12:00pm Nappanee Center Registration is required. Join the Heritage Collection to learn how and try your hand at cleaning […]

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 Nappanee native, Dave Berger, who is a STEM Engagement Embed for Aeronautics at NASA.
  • Martha is joined by Nappanee Parks Superintendent, Chris Davis and Director of Programming, Tiffany Sayler
  • Martha is joined by Jake Simmons, WaNee Director of Robotics
  • Martha is joined by Mark Mikel, the Director of the Center.
  • Martha is joined by Craig Wallin as they talk baseball and the Elkhart County Miracle.
  • Martha is joined by Mark and Karoline VanDiepenbos to talk about how to properly take care of tombstones and graves.

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