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French Christmas Concert at National Lakeshore

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Date: November 27, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season with a French Christmas Concert at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Visitor Center on Sunday, December 3, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.Local folk trio, Trois Canards, made up of Marti Pizzni, Suzanne Keldsen, and Dot Pakin, will sing traditional French Christmas songs.

The songs, sung in both French and English, are accompanied by traditional instruments like the fiddle, hurdy gurdy, dulcimer, accordion, guitar, and recorder. These songs may well have been enjoyed during the holidays by Joseph Bailly, considered the first permanent European settler in the area, whose home is now preserved within the national lakeshore. So gather up in the visitor center's theater for this one hour concert and enjoy some good holiday music and learn a little about our local history.

The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is located at 1215 North State Road 49, about one mile north of Interstate 94. 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: November 27, 2017

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