At the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond, Indiana, a museum covers the troubled life of gangster John Dillinger, who escaped from the Lake County Jail to continue his crime spree. Older children and adults may be interested in the history of this notorious criminal.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, visitors may explore the life and times of John Dillinger and his gang for free. Visitors can also watch the “wooden gun” clip from Mysteries at the Museum.
The clip from Mysteries at the Museum features the history behind the infamous wooden gun. Visitors may watch the clip inside the In-Vision Theatre every half hour during the event.
The Lake County and Porter County Sheriffs’ Departments will be on hand with the tommy guns used in some of Dillinger’s robberies. Sheriff’s deputies, as well as a sergeant with the Hammond Police Department, will also be available to answer questions about their careers and how the criminal justice field has advanced over time.
For more information on the event, or on the John Dillinger Museum, visit www.southshorecva.com.