Clock Sale


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In honor and memory of our late President Bruce Woods, the Lake County Historical Society is selling this Howard Miller “Le Francais” Grandfather Clock which he previously owned.

The best genuine offer at or above $1750 by end of day on January 20, 2023 will receive the clock. All proceeds will go to the Lake County Historical Society as we forge ahead with our Fresh New Start initiative. See below for more details.

Image of clock

How To Submit An Offer

If you would like to submit an offer, send us a message through our Contact form or call us at 219-662-3975.

The clock can be seen in person through a window into the Lake County Historical Museum on the second floor, north end of the Old Lake Court House. We can accommodate a closer look at the clock by appointment, but all offers must be made through our contact form or phone number.

About The Clock

This Howard Miller “Le Francais” Grandfather Clock stands at 30-1/4″ W x 88-1/4″ H x 15″ D (77cm/2.5 feet wide, 224cm/7.3 feet high, 38cm/1.2 feet deep). Its height stretches above most doorways, and it is quite heavy, requiring at least two people and some disassembly and reassembly as part of the move. Heidi’s House of Clock Repair and the Lake County Historical Society will assist with the move, but the donor who obtains the clock must provide transport.
This clock is not an artifact. It temporarily sat in the museum for a time, but due to visitors mistaking it for an artifact, Bruce had it moved into the museum office.

About The Man

Bruce Woods was a highly civic-minded man who served in many local volunteer roles throughout his life. He held leadership positions in Kiwanis, served on the Board of Trustees for the Lake County Public Library system, was a founding board member of the Merrillville Education Foundation, volunteered with Harbor Light Hospice and Meals on Wheels, and offered his services as County Historian to name a few of his impacts. Prior to retirement, he worked as an English teacher at Merrillville High School until 1999.
Within our organization, he served as President of the Lake County Historical Society for over 40 years and established the current Lake County Historical Museum in 1982. He came from a historic founding family, with his great great grandfather Bartlett Woods and relative Sam B. Woods each having served as President of our Society.
Bruce Woods, black and white photograph