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

Learn about ghost towns at an exhibit at Westchester Township History Museum.
Learn about ghost towns at an exhibit at Westchester Township History Museum.

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 own places on the map. Some of these towns thrived while others fizzled, lost to time. Other towns changed, developing into neighborhoods with histories of a more prosperous time.

The Westchester Township History Museum will celebrate the history of these local ghost towns in the new exhibit Lost to Time: Duneland Ghost Towns. The exhibit will tell the stories of some local towns that dotted this area but are no longer part of official maps.

Some, like Crocker and Woodville, have become neighborhoods known to locals, while others, like City West, are only parts of local history stories. Some of the artifacts that will be displayed include a quilt from Burdick, a piece of memorabilia from Crocker Bible Church, and a sign from City West.

The museum is a free cultural and educational service of Westchester Public Library and is open to the public Wednesday-Saturday from 1-5 pm. or by appointment. For more information please call the Westchester Township History Museum at 983-9715.


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