Message from the President

It's no exaggeration to say that 2009 is history. For many of us, that's good news as we're glad to see it gone with foreclosures, unemployment, and the melting dollar. For the Duneland Historical Society, however, 2009 was a good year. Membership is strong, we are fanancially sound, our programs have been well recieved, and (I hope you all agree!) our dinners were delicious. But I think there are many more people in our community who would enjoy our organization and our programs and we are the best advocates of it. So at the next meeting, pick up a "New Member" brochure at the front desk and pass it along to a friend along with a flyer of upcoming programs. Spread the word! Happy New Year.

Joan Costello

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Upcoming Historical Society Meetings

October 15, 2009 - The Wolffgang Singers
Dinner for DHS members begins at 6:30 p.m.  Program for the public begins at 7:30 p.m.

Hobart High School teacher Mr. Dean Wolff and his students will perform popular music from the 1940's through the 1960's.  The music will include the Andrew Sisters, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, and the Shirelles.

November 19, 2009 - President Lincoln's Funeral Train
Program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Bill Warrick of the Ogden Dunes Historical Society will present a DVD covering the Lincoln funeral train trip from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, IL.  The program will be augmented with local information about the train's travel through Indiana and Michigan City, includng maps, photos, and news articles.