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Dune Days Summer Camp at the Westchester Township History Museum

Posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Summer Camp for grades 4 and 5 is coming to the Museum!   The Westchester Township History Museum will host its seventh annual summer history camp, Dune Days, July 16 – 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon each day.  The program is free of charge.  Registration at the museum is necessary as the event … Continued

The Red Bat

Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2013 in Nature

By Alyssa Nyberg Alyssa has been the Native Plant Nursery Manager at Kankakee Sands for 14 years. Each day I seem to learn something new in nature.   A few weeks ago, I was out on a jog around Kankakee Sands when I happened to have the great fortune to see a red bat. I, … Continued

Stars Shine for Dunes Perseid Event

Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2011 in Nature

Every 365 days, debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet hurl towards Earth at breakneck speeds.  These tiny particles come alive and light up the night sky with streaks of white, gold, or even blue.  Known today as the Perseid Meteor Shower, it is the most famous of all meteor showers.  It never fails to provide an … Continued

Stars Shine for Dunes Perseid Event

Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2011 in Nature

Every 365 days, debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet hurl towards Earth at breakneck speeds.  These tiny particles come alive and light up the night sky with streaks of white, gold, or even blue.  Known today as the Perseid Meteor Shower, it is the most famous of all meteor showers.  It never fails to provide an … Continued

Let Nature’s Medium Provide Art July 9th

Posted on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 in Art , Music, Theater

As long as there’s been sand in the dunes, there have been folks molding it, pushing it, stacking it into basic castles guarding the water’s edge or more elaborate dragons and their slayers.  Sand sculpture art can be dated back to the ancient Egyptians making sand models of their great pyramids.  It now seems any … Continued

Let Nature’s Medium Provide Art July 9th

Posted on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 in Art , Music, Theater

As long as there’s been sand in the dunes, there have been folks molding it, pushing it, stacking it into basic castles guarding the water’s edge or more elaborate dragons and their slayers.  Sand sculpture art can be dated back to the ancient Egyptians making sand models of their great pyramids.  It now seems any … Continued

Try Out The Pavilion Sunset History Tour

Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2011 in History

As an Indiana icon, the Indiana Dunes State Park Beach Pavilion has stood the weather and elements for over 80 years.  It’s limestone and brick columns and arches invite millions of beach goers every year at the State Park.  But it’s history is unique and it’s use has varied through the decades from lifeguard dormitory … Continued

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