Museums

Lubeznik Center of the Arts
101 W 2nd Street, Michigan City IN 46360

The Lubeznik Center for the Arts is a dynamic, contemporary arts center whose mission is to creatively interweave art exhibitions, the performing arts, educational programming and collaborative community outreach in order to enrich the arts experience within the region.

219.874.4900
Nelson Algren Museum of Miller Beach
541 S. Lake Street, Miller Beach IN

Nelson Algren is best known for his novel “The Man with the Golden Arm” which was turned into the 1955 film on drug addiction starring Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak, and “Walk on the Wild Side,” the title Lou Reed used for his song, “Take a Walk on the Wild Side.”

Algren lived in Chicago but loved the Indiana Dunes so much he used the first real money he ever earned to buy a small cabin on the shores of the Miller Lagoon.  He rode the South Shore Railroad between Chicago and Miller throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, bringing friends and lovers such as Simone de Beauvoir, considered the founder of the modern feminist movement, to the dunes.

The Nelson Algren Museum of Miller Beach, open by appointment only, houses the desk, typewriter and chair Algren used to write “The Man with the Golden Arm” as well as 24 photographs of his life by renowned photographer Art Shay.  The Museum maintains significant letters and documents from his life.  A tour of the museum include a street-side view of his cabin.  Please contact suerutsen@comcast.net or 773-914-2574 to arrange a time to tour the Museum.

773.914.2574
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The Depot History Museum & Art Gallery
525 Broadway, Beverly Shores IN

The Depot Museum and Art Gallery is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1998 after the restoration of  South Shore Train Station in Beverly Shores. Our mission is to preserve local history and to engage and enrich the community by hosting exhibitions and art openings. We are open seasonally from May through October. Our regular hours are 11:00 a, to 3:00 pm Friday through Sunday, and the Second Friday of each month from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We host at least 6 art exhibitions and 3 history exhibitions each season. We also have a gift shop. Come join us this season and help us celebrate our 20th anniversary!

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Welcome to Dig the Dunes!

Dig the Dunes uncovers all the secrets of the dunes! From trails and beaches, to people, places, events and even the history and geology. Visit our page frequently for fun facts and new adventures for you to embark upon!

We offer lots of classes like beach glass art, jewelry making, wine and canvas, hikes, comedy shows and more!

Questions or ideas? email us at info@digthedunes.com