Ask the Historian

Looking for more information on Cedar Lake history? Have a specific question about your family connection to the Town or a general question or comment about the Cedar Lake Historical Association? Ask our Historian/Curator!

Please submit your inquiry in writing to or mail to:
CLHA - Ask the Historian
P.O. Box 421
Cedar Lake, IN 46303

Correcting the Record

> The Shedd Connection to Cedar Lake

Donate an Artifact

Our collection consists of objects ranging in size from tiny buttons to large pieces of furniture to our 14,000 square foot museum structure, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our donors understand that as Cedar Lake's heritage museum, we will be a resource to researchers and educators for generations to come. Our artifacts and documents help bring history to life.

Due to the generous donations of citizens through the years, CLHA has neared its goal of acquiring a collection that is representative of Cedar Lake's history, thus CLHA must be selective with any new artifacts it accepts. Our archives, though, are ever-growing, and we are particularly seeking additions to our archive of personal stories, letters, diaries, and especially photographs.

> Review our Collections Management Policy
> Email a Description of Your Artifact(s)
> Call with questions 219.390.9423

Schedule a Research Appointment

In limited circumstances, the CLHA Archives can be opened to the public for research. An appointment is required. Contact us for more information at 219-390-9423 or


Many photos from the museum collection, special events, and our achives are posted to our Facebook page. If you don't have a Facebook account, you should still be able to view our photo albums and posts.