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Dillinger Museum participates in free museum day

Explore the history of John Dillinger and advancements in crime fighting Sept. 29

    Hammond, IN (September 21, 2012) – The John Dillinger Museum, located in the Indiana Welcome Center, will be offering free admission on September 29 in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! event.

   The museum, which explores the life and times of John Dillinger and other gangsters during the 1930s depression era, as well as the advancements in crime fighting technology, will allow all visitors entrance with a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Inside the museum, visitors will follow the life of John Dillinger from his birth until his demise. Visitors will also see era-related toys, trinkets and clothing as well as a car Dillinger preferred for escapes. Numerous televisions feature videos typical to the time period. Museum attendees can also experience both sides of the law from inside the jail cell or inside the booking station in the crime lab.

Tickets are available at While the website states only two people will be admitted per ticket, the Indiana Welcome Center will not limit the amount of entrants per ticket. Additionally, those unable to print the ticket will still be able to enter the museum free of charge.

Also located inside the Indiana Welcome Center, the photography exhibit, Horizons, will be on display for its last day on Sept. 29. Horizons explores images from northwest Indiana taken by local photographers.

The John Dillinger Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond, IN 46323. For more information, call 219-989-7979.

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