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09/24/2020
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Essenhaus Weekly Cruise-in Car Show
Essenhaus Family Restaurant, Middlebury IN
09/24/2020
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Crown Point Car Cruise
Bulldog park, Crown Point IN
09/25/2020
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Fourth Friday At the International Center Cancelled
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
09/25/2020
8:00 am
Hiking in Northwest Indiana
09/26/2020
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Crown Point Farmer's Market
Bulldog park, Crown Point IN
09/26/2020
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Michigan City Farmers Market
Downtown Michigan City, Michiagn City IN
10/03/2020
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Michigan City Farmers Market
Downtown Michigan City, Michiagn City IN
10/08/2020
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Greens at the Steel Yard - a Golfing Experience
10/11/2020
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Haunted Trails & Ghost Stories Cancelled
Friendship Botanic Gardens, Michigan city IN
10/23/2020
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Fourth Friday At the International Center Cancelled
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
10/23/2020 - 10/24/2020
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Haunted Hayrides, by ABATE
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
10/30/2020 - 10/31/2020
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Haunted Hayrides, by ABATE
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN

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The Little Red Schoolhouse

Work 7205 Kennedy Ave Hammond IN 46323 United StatesWork Phone: (219) 844-5666
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Biographical Info

Constructed in 1869, the Little Red Schoolhouse is one of the oldest buildings in Hammond. Notice the difference in the lower and upper halves of the wall. Builders started with limestone but transporting the stone proved too expensive and midway through construction a clay pit was found at the nearby Little Calumet River.

Although no longer used as a school after 1896, the building remained a focal point for the community, serving as headquarters for William Jennings Bryan’s 1896 Presidential campaign, a dancehall, a place of worship, a funeral parlor, a community meeting hall and a private residence. The Hessville Historical Society purchased the sturdy building in 1971 for a mere dollar and The Little Red Schoolhouse reopened as a museum and community center.
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