Media Release

Contact: Nicki Mackowski, Director of Public Relations
South Shore CVA, 219-989-7770


Headstone tribute to be donated to Porter County Museum of History Tribute to be displayed after renovations

Valparaiso, IN (July 3, 2013) - The "Ghost Soldiers of the South Shore" headstone tribute, which has been featured in the Region United, Nation Divided: Civil War in the South Shore exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center, is being donated to the Porter County Museum of History.

The museum is located in the old Porter County Jail and Sheriff's House in downtown Valparaiso, and is currently undergoing an expansion. Once the expansion is complete, the headstone tribute will be on permanent display.

The tribute was built pro bono by South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail volunteers Ken Ziese, Marian Kellum and Marc Chase. It features original headstones from Civil War soldiers along the South Shore who have had their headstones replaced by the organization.