Museum Anniversary Exhibits

Task Force Tips

"Wildland Fire Fighting"

We all know 1988 as the year of the Yellowstone National Park fire, however few remember it as a year of Western Fires.Several firefighters from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore were on one of those intense fires in Idaho, and were lucky to make it home.

Exhibit Dates: New Permanent Exhibit

Exhibit Times:Tue - Thu , 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Museum Hosting Exhibit: Task Force Tips, Inc.

Location &Contact Info:3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN, 46383-9327, Main Phone (800) 348-2686,Telephone: (219) 462-6161, Fax: (219) 464-7155 http://tft.com

 
The Hour Glass Museum

"The Save the Dunes Movement:The Early Years"

The emphasis will be the leadership provided by Ogden Dunes residents, including Dorothy Buell, Ed Osann, Florence Broady, and Hester Butz

Exhibit Dates: New Permanent Exhibit

Exhibit Times:Third Sunday of each month, 3 p.m to 5 p.m.For special tour contact, rmeister@depaul.edu or check http://odhistory.org/

Museum Hosting Exhibit:The Hour Glass Museum

Location &Contact Info: 8 Lupine Lane, Ogden Dunes, IN, 46368-1010 http://odhistory.org/

 
Brauer Museum of Art

"Images of the Dunes"

The Brauer Museum of Art has in its collection many fine works by such noted Dunes artists as Frank V. Dudley, Earl H. Reed, and Vin Hannell.The Brauer will feature these in the upcoming summer exhibition.

Exhibit Opening Reception:

Exhibit Dates:May 17 to Aug 07, 2016

Exhibit Times: Tue - Sun, 12:00 pm –5:00 pm

Museum Hosting Exhibit:Brauer Museum of Art

Location &Contact Info: Valparaiso University, 1709 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383, (219) 464-5365, http://www.valpo.edu/brauer-museum-of-art/

 
Porter County Museum

"Camp Good Fellow"

Camp Good Fellow, which operated in the forests outside the Indiana Dunes from 1941-1976, represents a unique blend of Northwest Indiana's industrial and environmental cultures. Now the location of the Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center, the Camp was built by U.S. Steel and each summer saw 60-100 children of U.S. Steel employees. The Camp Good Fellow exhibit at the Porter County Museum displays a unique collection of artifacts and photographs that describe the social project that brought together diverse children from across the region to learn about the history and environment of the Indiana Dunes.

Exhibit Opening Reception: Private - June 17, 2016;5:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.Public - June 18, 2016;1:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m. (free)

Exhibit Dates: Open: June 17 - Sep 3, 2016

Exhibit Times: Wed- Sat, 9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.

Museum Hosting Exhibit: Porter County Museum

Location &Contact Info: 153 S. Franklin St., Valparaiso, IN 46383, (219) 465-3595 http://pocomuse.org/

 
Westchester Township

"The Bailly Family & Homestead"

This exhibit will focus on the history of Porter County's first non-Native family, the Baillys. Visitors will see seldom-viewed Bailly artifacts and photographs. In addition, the exhibit will highlight the history and remodel of the famous Bailly Homestead.

Exhibit Opening Reception: (free)

Exhibit Dates: June 18 - Sep 04, 2016

Exhibit Times: Wed. - Sun; 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Museum Hosting Exhibit: Westchester Township History Museum

Location &Contact Info: 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton, IN 46385 http://www.wpl.lib.in.us/museum/

 
Beverly Shores Depot Museum

"The Beverly Shores South Shore Station"

This exhibit will feature the stations along the South Shore line.Where they were and what they looked like.Also how it all started and how it is now. The importance to the development of Beverly Shores will be focused as well.

Exhibit Opening Reception: Depot Fridays are monthly receptions on the

Exhibit Dates: June 1 – Aug. 31, 2016

Exhibit Times: Fri – Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Museum Hosting Exhibit: Beverly Shores Art Gallery and Depot Museum

Location &Contact Info: 525 Broadway, P.O. Box 305, Beverly Shores, IN 46301,(219) 874-8000, Website: thedepotmag.org

 
Chesterton Art Center

"Artists in Residence & Resident Artist; The Dunes as Muse"

The Chesterton Art Center will be hosting the works of longtime resident artist Hazel Hannell.Also featured will be artwork created by artists who were selected to participate in the National Lakeshore's Artist in Residence Program.

Exhibit Opening Reception: Sun, July 10, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Free / Open to All)

Exhibit Dates: Jul 10 - Aug 13, 2016

Exhibit Times: Mon - Fri 11:00 – 4:00 p.m; Sat 10:00 –2:00 pm; Closed Sun (except for July 10 Opening Reception)

Museum Hosting Exhibit: Chesterton Art Center

Location &Contact Info: 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN46304, 219-926-4711 www.chestertonart.com- gallery@chestertonart.com

 
Beverly Shores Depot Museum

"Century of Progress Homes: The 1933-1934 World's Fair"

This exhibit featuresoriginal pictures and floor plans of the five remaining houses from the popular "Home and Industrial Arts" exhibit of the 1933/34 Century of Progress World's Fair. Artifacts, souvenirs and trinkets from the fair will also be on display.

Exhibit Opening Reception: Depot Fridays are monthly receptions on the Exhibit Dates: Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2016

Exhibit Times: Fri - Sun, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Museum Hosting Exhibit: Beverly Shores Art Gallery and Depot Museum

Location &Contact Info: 525 Broadway, P.O. Box 305, Beverly Shores, IN46301,(219) 874-8000, Website: thedepotmag.org

Last updated: July 20, 2016

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