Anniversary Program, “Before Bailly” Offered at National Lakeshore

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Date: June 1, 2016

Imagine a time when the Great Marsh covered much of northwest Indiana. How did people travel? What did they trap or gather? Join park staff and over 40 volunteers on the grounds of the Bailly Homestead in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as we explore the relationship between the early settlers with the land.

Stop by the Bailly Homestead on Saturday, June 4, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Sunday, June 5, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm to get a glimpse into the life of people who inhabited, or traveled through, the southern Great Lakes area before Joseph Bailly settled in the Indiana dunes. This special program is offered in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the National Park Service Centennial and the 200th Anniversary of the State of Indiana.

Park at the Bailly/Chellberg parking lot and take a short hike through the woods to the historic Bailly Homestead. The lot is located on Mineral Springs Road between U.S. 20 and Highway 12 in Porter, Indiana. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, visit the park website at or contact the park's information desk at 219-395-1882.  

Last updated: June 1, 2016

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