Nelson Algren Museum of Miller Beach
541 S. Lake Street, Miller Beach IN

The Nelson Algren Museum of Miller Beach is housed in the 1928 Telephone Building once owned by Algren friend, David Peltz. A writer in his own right, as well as artist and construction manager, Peltz helped Algren through some of his darkest moments: his life- threatening fall through the frozen lagoon behind his cabin and his admittance to a mental health hospital. Visits include the Algren museum and pocket park and a sidewalk view of the cabin Algren lived in during the 1950’s.The Museum is very flexible about hours and opening for anyone who would like to visit.

Contact us at: or 773-914-2574 for an appointment.

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