The Time Was Museum

A certain Main Street address once housed a barber shop, an apothecary and – as legend has it – a speakeasy. This is the stuff local history is made of, and you’ll find plenty of it at “Time Was” Museum. It’s packed to the ceilings with photographs, memorabilia and newspapers dating from 1856. You‘ll also come across lots of interesting and quirky stuff like a 125-year-old cash register and hand-etched brass instruments (a nod to the City’s reputation as the Band Instrument Capital.). A visit to Time Was is like exploring Elkhart’s communal attic. It’s open by chance or appointment.