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Don’t miss Glow event at arboretum, history exhibit at museum

Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2015 in Activities, Art , Music, Theater, History, Nature, Shopping

There are two great events in late summer, early fall in Indiana Dunes Country: Taltree Arboretum’s GLOW: Art After Dark, and Westchester Township History Museum’s exhibit “Celebrating 125 Years of Chesterton High School.” GLOW: Art After Dark GLOW: Art after Dark is August 13 to 15, 2015. GLOW features three nights of visual artists, vendors, crafts … Continued

Great events like Comic Con and presentation about shipwreck planned

Posted on Friday, July 17th, 2015 in Activities, History

Westchester Public Library is hosting some great events, including a shipwreck presentation and a Comic Con event. The library will present a lecture on Chicago’s Eastland Disaster at the Westchester Township History Museum located at 700 West Porter Ave., Chesterton, Indiana on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. CST. On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland … Continued

Lost to Time: Duneland Ghost Towns, new exhibit at Westchester Township

Posted on Monday, April 20th, 2015 in Activities, History

The Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton, would like to invite the public to view the new temporary exhibit, Lost to Time: Duneland Ghost Towns, between now and July 5. Many towns sprouted in the Duneland area in the 1800s. These towns had their own post offices, their own stores, and their … Continued

Public invited to A Victorian Christmas Party at Brown Mansion in Chesterton

Posted on Monday, December 8th, 2014 in History

The Westchester Township History Museum will celebrate the holiday with its annual Christmas party, once again with a Victorian theme. The public is invited to join the festivities which will take place between 1:15 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 13, at the museum, located in the Brown Mansion at 700 W. Porter Avenue, Chesterton. … Continued

Dreams of Duneland bus tour planned

Posted on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 in History, Nature

  Chesterton, IN – Dr. Ken Schoon’s new book, Dreams of Duneland, is the inspiration for a sweeping tour that will change the way you think about the region. An educator, geologist, author and Northwest Indiana native, Dr. Schoon is retired from the School of Education at Indiana University Northwest following a 40 year career. The … Continued

Father Knows Best: A History of Father’s Day Exhibit at the Museum

Posted on Monday, June 3rd, 2013 in History

How did Father’s Day originate in the US?  Visit the Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Avenue, Chesterton, from June1-23 and learn the answer while browsing the Father Knows Best: A History of Father’s Day exhibit.   Enjoy the slideshow honoring Westchester Township dads – including stepfathers, grandfathers, father figures, and adopted fathers.  Browse … Continued

Pageant, Protest, and Progress: Saving the Indiana Dunes Exhibit at the Museum

Posted on Monday, June 3rd, 2013 in Art , Music, Theater, History, Nature

  Pageant, Protest, and Progress: Saving the Indiana Dunes is the title of the new summer exhibit at the Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Avenue, Chesterton. The exhibit will open June 1 and will continue through September 1.   The museum is housed in the historic Brown Mansion at 700 W. Porter Avenue, … Continued

Two New Exhibits at Westchester Township History Museum

Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 in History

The Westchester Township History Museum will open two exhibits on Sunday, March 10, Police Departments of Westchester Township and Death in Duneland. The exhibits will run through April 28. Opening reception for both exhibits will take place from 2-4 p.m. on March 10.  Cop-inspired refreshments will be served at the opening.  The museum is housed … Continued

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