Dillinger Museum Moving to Crown Point
July 21, 2014 — The community that once jailed notorious gangster John Dillinger will now be home to a museum which documents the life of the infamous criminal, as well as the rise and history of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority announced that the John Dillinger museum, currently housed at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond, will begin the move to the Crown Point courthouse on Tuesday, July 22. South Shore CVA officials said in a press release that the date also happens to be the 80th anniversary of Dillinger’s downfall.
“The old Lake County Courthouse is a very suitable location for the John Dillinger Museum,” said Speros A. Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore CVA . “Crown Point has so much history with Dillinger, and now visitors will be able to explore the museum in the community that once jailed the gangster.”