Century of Progress Talk 2019

Learn the unusual history behind the 1933 Century of Progress homes in Beverly Shores, as well as the restoration journey of the  Cypress Log House.

Friday, September 27, 2019

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Central Time
Indiana Dunes National Park Visitor Center
1215 Indiana 49
Porter, IN 46304

Please note tickets for this event go on sale on Eventbrite on August 5, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (8 a.m. Central Daylight Time) at centuryofprogresstalk19.eventbrite.com. 

Get to know the very unusual history of the Century of Progress district the evening before a tour of the 1933 homes. Indiana Landmarks, in partnership with the Indiana Dunes National Park (IDNP) and Dunes National Park Association team up to present a series of illustrated talks by experts on the Indiana Dunes as a federal park, the historic district, the restoration of one of the five houses, and an update on plans for the House of Tomorrow.

You’ll receive a welcome and intro from National Park Superintendent Paul Labovitz. Park Ranger Penny Callahan will introduce the history of the Indiana Dunes National Park, created in 1966, and its incorporation of 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, highlighting the significance of each and delving deeper into plans for the House of Tomorrow, the most nationally influential of the five. Jamie and Flint Alm, lessees of the Cypress Log Cabin, will share their experiences restoring the rustic landmark.

The Friday evening talk requires a ticket: $10/person ($5 for members of Indiana Landmarks or Dunes National Park Association).

The talk takes place at Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, beginning at 7 p.m. Central Time, with a reception and light refreshments. The talk runs from 7:30-8:45 p.m., followed by more refreshments and Q&A session that concludes at 9 p.m. The visitor center is fully accessible.

Whether or not you’re taking the tour, why not spend the night in the area? You’ll find info on overnight accommodations here.





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