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

Sunday, January 10, 2010

2010 Spring Programs

February 18, 7:30 p.m.

Historical Society member Tory Duhamell will present a PowerPoint presentation on the life and works of local author, Edwin Way Teale. This program was originally presented by Thomas Creswell for the 1983 Duneland Folk Festival.

March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Long time resident and Historical Society member Carl Reed will present a program about the history of the Beverly Shores community. Beverly Shores is well known regionally, and has undergone many significant changes in the past 80 to 90 years.

April 15, 7:30 p.m. The program will follow a dinner for members and guests at 6:30 p.m.
South Shore Railroad historian and artist Mitch Markovitz will spend the evening talking South Shore Railroad history with us, and will also have some of his famous posters available for viewing and purchase.

May 20, 7:30 p.m.
Indiana University Northwest History Professor Emeritus and longtime author of local history James Lane will speak about the history of the City of Gary. Gary recently celebrated its Centennial Anniversary.