Dillinger Museum Move To Crown Point Continues

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November 10, 2014 — The notorious John Dillinger will be “breaking into” the Crown Point Courthouse Wednesday morning beginning at 9 o’clock, as demolition for the new John Dillinger Museum begins.

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Speros Batistatos says the John Dillinger Museum closed at the Indiana Visitor Center in Hammond a few months ago to get ready for the move.

Plans call for the museum to be open March 3rd, 2015, the 81st anniversary of the day that John Dillinger escaped from the Crown Point jail.  Batistatos says the re-located museum will put some new items on exhibit, items he says were obtained but not put in the former museum.

The museum takes visitors on an interactive, historical adventure through the life and times of John Dillinger and other gangsters of the 1930s Depression era.  They’ll also learn more about the rise of the FBI and improvements in crime-fighting techniques through the stories of those infamous gangsters.


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