40th Anniversary of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

new building with group of people in front during a presentation
The new Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center Time Capsule Ceremony on November 29, 2006

Chris Light, NPS Staff

“Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center Dedication and Open House”

40 Years of Dunes Stewardship
Friday, December 1, 2006 - 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Enjoy a presentation highlighting the 40 years of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Open House at the Visitor Center
Saturday, December 2, 2006 - 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Tour the center, and view the displays of partner organizations.

These partners include:

  • Chicago Wilderness
  • Field Station Cooperative Preschool
  • Friends of Indiana Dunes
  • Great Lakes Research and Education Center
  • Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources
    • Nature Preserves
    • Indiana Dunes State Park
    • Coastal Program
  • Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center
  • Kampinoski Park Narodowy (sister park in Poland)
  • Lake County Solid Waste Management District
  • Porter County Convention, Recreation, and Visitor Commission
  • Purdue University Field Station
  • Save the Dunes Conservation Fund
  • Shirley Heinze Land Trust
  • The Chesterton Art Center
  • USGS Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station


  • Dale B. Engquist, Superintendent, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
    (219)926-7561, ext. 410 E-Mail
  • Lorelei Weimer, Executive Director, PCCRVC (219)926-2255, ext 22 E-Mail
  • Kate Kester, Public Relations Director, PCCRVC (219)926-2255, ext. 23 E-Mail

Last updated: January 31, 2018

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Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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