Friday, June 24, 2022
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. State Road, Porter, Indiana 46304
6:30-9 p.m. CDT
Doesn’t everyone love the Indiana Dunes National Park? Get to know the area better at a talk on June 24, preceding our Logs to Lustrons tour on June 25. Indiana Landmarks and the Indiana Dunes National Park (IDNP) team up to present an illustrated talk on the park’s heritage and preservation of its historic sites.
You’ll learn the history of the National Park and get a preview of the 17 sites featured on the June 25 Logs to Lustrons tour, helping you choose where you want to spend the most time. Even without the tour, the talk will deepen your appreciation of the National Park’s many man-made features.
The evening will highlight an innovative leasing program helping save and restore several properties, and work to document and preserve the Bailly Homestead, a National Historic Landmark. Featured speakers include members of Indiana Dunes National Park staff: Bill Smith, ranger; Judith Collins, historical architect; and Todd Ravesloot, chief of maintenance. Todd Zeiger, director of Indiana Landmarks’ Northern Regional Office, will share an overview of the architectural legacy in the Dunes.
The Friday evening lecture requires a ticket: $15/person ($10 for Indiana Landmarks members). Kids are welcome to attend for free, but they must have a ticket.
The evening takes place at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Central Time with a reception and light refreshments. The talk runs from 7-8:40 p.m., followed by more refreshments and Q&A session that concludes at 9 p.m. The center is accessible to all.
If you’re taking the tour too, you may want to spend the night in the area. You’ll find info on overnight accommodations here.
Purchase tickets using the form below, at Logstolustronstalk22.eventbrite.com, or by calling 317-639-4534.
You do not need to pay the Indiana Dunes National Park’s entrance fee to attend Logs to Lustrons. The entrance fee is waived since Indiana Landmarks is a partner of the national park, and funds being raised by this tour help support the park. However, if you decide to recreate in the national park outside of this tour, you will need to pay the park’s entrance fee.