Travel Exhibit Rolls Into Hammond
By: Lakeshore Staff
October 10, 2014 — A Chicago exhibit celebrating regional travel made its way to Hammond, Ind. this month.
DePaul University officials say its part of a six-month festival of programs entitled “Terminal Town: Celebrating 75 Years of Travel to the Windy City.” The exhibit consists of high-profile events, tours, a book, and traveling exhibit.
Terminal Town is a festival of events showcasing Chicago’s extraordinary role as a center of U.S. passenger transportation. Running from autumn of 2014 through April 2015, the festival offers everyone in the metropolitan region opportunities take part in presentations, special events, tours and competitions.
The festival’s official book, Terminal Town, has chapters of 48 notable air, bus, and and train terminals of the region since 1939, six of which are in Northwest Indiana. These include bus/train stations in Gary and Hammond, and the airports in Gary, Valparaiso, and Michigan City—all of which once had scheduled passenger service.