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, March 28, 2010

Beverly Shores was a hit!

The March meeting was a huge success!  We spent the evening learning about the town of Beverly Shores from Carl Reed.  Reed spent the evening relating tales of how the town was first started through the work of developer Frederick H. Bartlett and his original concept of a resort community.

Come join us for our next meeting April 15 at 7:30 p.m.  This is also our dinner meeting for DHS members.  The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

The program will be presented by South Shore Railroad historian and artist Mitch Markovitz who 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.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Come to our next meeting! March 18, 2010

Join long time resident and Historical Society member Carl Reed to learn about the history of the Beverly Shores community through interesting facts and photographs.

Beverly Shores is well known regionally, and has undergone many significant changes in the past 80 to 90 years.

Visit the Beverly Shores Historical Society website for information on current exhibits at the museum and information on the Beverly Shores South Shore station. 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Edwin Way Teale - February 18, 2010

The February meeting was a huge hit.  The presentation by DHS member Tory Duhamell brought in Edwin Way Teal fans from all over the area. 

The presentation featured photographs of Teal later in his life along with photos of his grandparents and photos taken by Teal with his first box camera during his summers at Lone Oak Farm in Furnessville, IN.

Following the presentation there was a discussion on Teal's life and works by the various people who attended the program.  The discussion included the approximate location of Lone Oak Farm in Furnessville.  More information as to the farm's location can be found at the Westchester Township History Museum in Chesterton.