Artopia Program at the National Lakeshore

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Date: January 25, 2017

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Get an early start celebrating African American History Month with a special art program at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center. Join Rhonda Cox, executive director of the Artopia Arts and Crafts Cultural Academy, on Saturday, January 28 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the center as we create lizard beads in African American colors. You will be able to take home your creation and the program is free.

Throughout the day, a variety of fun, hands-on activities exhibits featuring national park sites with an African-American connection will be available. Try the indoor scavenger hunt to win a small prize. These exhibits will remain on display at the Douglas Center through March 1st
If there is an inch or more of snow on the ground, try out cross country skiing or snowshoeing for free in Miller Woods. It is a wonderful time to see clues of animal activity in the snow. The Douglas Center winter hours are Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located in the western portion of the national lakeshore at 100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 in the Miller neighborhood of Gary. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at and our Facebook page at

Last updated: January 25, 2017

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