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PORTER, INDIANA: Enjoy examples of everything from rustic landmarks to Mid-Century Modern during the June 25th, Logs to Lustrons Tour at Indiana Dunes National Park. The day features log structures of early settlement days, frame homes from the Victorian period, and mid-century homes of glass, stucco and metal. Indiana Landmarks and the National Park Service team up to present 17 sites spanning a century of architecture, including restored residences not normally open to the public and vacant landmarks in need of a new use. Nine interiors will be open for touring.
Tour shuttles will depart every 15 minutes from the Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm parking lot beginning at 8:30 a.m. with the last tour departing at 2:00 p.m., Central Time. The tour lasts approximately three hours, depending upon how much time you choose to spend at each site. Shuttles will circulate throughout the tour, so you can spend more time at sites that interest you. Tour sites close in the order of the tour, starting at 2:30 p.m. All sites close by 5:30 p.m. Central Time.
Reservations are required and there is a fee of $30 for adults, $25 for Indiana Landmark’s members while children under 16 are free but must make a reservation. To purchase tickets, visit: Logs to Lustrons Tour 2022 Tickets at Eventbrite, or call (317) 639-4534. Box lunches are available for an additional $12 to those taking the tour between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. but must be ordered by June 15. Lunches may be picked up with tour tickets at check-in.
For an even deeper insight into these homes, an evening lecture on Friday, June 24, highlights the architecture and history of the National Park. Tickets for that can also be purchased on the Eventbrite site listed above for this program at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center.
Indiana Landmarks revitalizes communities, reconnects us to our heritage, and saves meaningful places. With nine offices located throughout the state, Indiana Landmarks helps people rescue endangered landmarks and restore historic neighborhoods and downtowns. People who join Indiana Landmarks receive its bimonthly magazine, Indiana Preservation. For more information on the not-for-profit organization, call 317-639-4534, 800-450-4534, or visit www.indianalandmarks.org.
Indiana Dunes National Park is one of more than 400 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Located in Northwest Indiana, the park includes 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 15,000 acres of biodiverse beaches, woods, prairies, and marshes. More than 3 million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year. For more information go to www.nps.gov/indu.
Last updated: June 8, 2022