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Indiana Dunes Historic Home Tour – June 25th

      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…

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Cobe Cup Returns to Northwest Indiana -2022

     The excitement returns to Northwest Indiana thanks to the Regional Streeters Car Club. The Annual and Historical Cobe Cup Car Cruise will be held on Saturday, May 28th Memorial Weekend, 2022. The course mocks the original historical race of 1909 – going thru Crown Point, Lowell and Cedar Lake, starting at Lake County Fairgrounds…

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Aukiki River Walk 2022

This unique, experiential and family friendly activity is meant to raise awareness about the significance of the Kankakee River marsh, garner new members and help raise funds for our Collier Lodge restoration.  The 3rd annual Aukiki River Walk is scheduled for April 30, 2022. This is a self-paced hike, and you are welcome to start…

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Behind the Scenes Tours at Christmas at Barker Mansion

 Have you toured Michigan City’s Barker Mansion in the past but were left wondering what was behind closed doors? Behind the Scenes Tour on December 8th, 10th 15th, and 17th, 2021. offers guests a look at the typically off-limits spaces of the historic home. The two-hour tour  ventures into the basement where an old electrical panel, laundry room and summer…

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Journeyman Distillery Breaks Ground in Valparaiso Indiana

    Historic restoration project in Valparaiso Indiana by Journeyman Distillery transforms an abandoned Anco Factory into a 140,000-square foot destination facility. American fare restaurant and steakhouse, karaoke, the distillery, the brewery, whiskey garden, and event spaces will all be repurposed.      The site, located on the 300 block of South Campbell, dates to…

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Christmas At Barker Mansion 2021

      Take a step back in time at the Barker Mansion for the Home for the Holidays Tour. Guests will walk through the historical mansion and see many of the rooms that the Barker family enjoyed their holidays in filled with elegant holiday trees.    Experiences planned for December include: Free admission for…

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Jerry Ross Tribute Wall Dedication August 28th

     The City of Crown Point is proud to announce its ribbon cutting for the Jerry Ross Tribute Wall, located at the corner of North & West St at Jerry Ross Park. Astronaut.      Jerry Ross will join Mayor Uran on Saturday, August 28th at 2:30 pm to dedicate the new monument which…

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Buckley Homestead Fall Festival

The Buckley Homestead Fall Festival Celebrates Old Time Traditions – with family fun, great food, wonderful entertainment and traditional arts and crafts will be held on October 9th and 10th, 2021 from 10am – 4pm.Along the trail to the pioneer cabin reenactors portray military, civilians and artisans of various time periods.  Wood crafters, china painter,…

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Sleepy Hollow – Lowell Indiana

      The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a popular event that sells out ahead of time. So, The “Tickets On Sale Date” is August 25th, 2021. The 2021 Performance Dates are September 10th and 12th and September 17th and 18th, 2021.      Purchase your tickets at Deep River Water park in Hobart.…

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Octave Chanute Day at Indiana Dunes

     Learn about Octive Chanute, a pioneer of aviation who experimented with gliders in the dunes and contributed to the Wright brothers’ success.      Upon retirement retired from his engineering business in 1889, Chanute had the opportunity for more personal study and experiment in aeronautics.      In 1896 at Dune Park, Indiana, about 60…

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