LaPorte County’s historian has seen a reappointment to the slot, just in time for Indiana’s bicentennial celebration.
Fern Eddy Schultz will continue acting as the liaison between statewide agencies and local organizations, answering questions and researching LaPorte County’s history and traditions.
Schultz is one of many who have provided their talents to the historian program in the state of Indiana. She says her mother’s side of the family arrived in LaPorte County just after its founding, while her father’s side arrived in 1848.
The appointment of Schultz to the post comes as Indiana celebrates its 200th year in existence. Committee’s have been formed to carry the bicentennial torch through all 92 of Indiana’s counties. LaPorte County is no exception to the event.
As part of her more recent efforts, Schultz says preservation and archive restoration has been a major undertaking. Genealogy is also a significant portion of the LaPorte County Historian’s duties. Schultz says it required enough effort to found the LaPorte County Genealogical Society.
The Indiana Historical Society operates the program statewide. The organization is considered the premier research institution for the state’s history.