Explore 150 Years of Architecture at New National Park

On May 3 and 4, our annual Logs to Lustrons talk and tour highlight more than a century of history and architecture in the newly designated Indiana Dunes National Park.

Logs to Lustrons Tour, Indiana Dunes

Logs to Lustrons

Indiana’s newly minted Indiana Dunes National Park is well known for its environmental diversity and its proximity to Lake Michigan, but the park deserves kudos for its architectural diversity, too. On May 4, our annual Logs to Lustrons tour highlights landmarks within the park spanning more than 150 years of architecture.

The tour on May 4 features sites ranging from settlement-era log structures, to frame homes from the Victorian period, to mid-century houses of glass, stucco and metal — including restored residences not normally open to the public.

For those who want a deeper understanding, a lecture on May 3 offers the history of the National Park and an up-to-date review of saves and restorations, including a special talk by Steve and Laurie Snell, who worked with Indiana Landmarks to save and restore and endangered Lustron. The lecture will introduce all 13 sites on the tour to help guests choose where they want to spend the most time.

Volunteer for the tour

We need your help! More than 60 volunteers help stage the Logs to Lustrons tour every year. In exchange for their service, volunteers receive a t-shirt and free admission to the tour before or after their tour shift. Interested in helping out? Find out more about volunteer opportunities and sign up for a shift at

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