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Century of Progress Talks cancelled

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/24/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center

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     Every year, the Indiana Landmarks conducts a tour of the Century of Progress homes.  
     The 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago is also called the Century of Progress.  During the fair, millions of people received a hopeful vision of futuristic changes on the horizon during the Great Depression.
     Developer Robert Bartlett brought a dozen buildings from the fair. Five homes from the Homes and Industrial Arts housing exhibit make up the Century of Progress Historic District.  Only the Florida Tropical, Rostone, Armco Ferro and Cypress houses are open.      
     Barge and trucks moved the buildings to Beverly Shores. At the time, Beverly Shores was a resort community on the Indiana shore of Lake Michigan.  The annual Century of Progress home tour is held on the last Saturday in September   Indiana Landmarks sponsors the tour in partnership with the National Parks and Dunes National Park.

          Park Ranger Penny Callahan will introduce the history of the Indiana Dunes National Park, created in 1966. He will discuss Historic structures like those in the Century of Progress district,

      Indiana Landmarks’ Todd Zeiger will reveal how houses built for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair ended up on the beach in Beverly Shores, Indiana. Zeiger will highlight the significance of each home and delve deeper into plans for the House of Tomorrow.  Jamie and Flint Alm, lessees of the Cypress Log Cabin, will share their experiences restoring the rustic landmark.

      

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.