Dillinger Museum to open on anniversary of jail escape

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — The grand opening of the new John Dillinger Museum on March 3 will be a teaser for what the museum will be.

Built into the Old Lake County Courthouse, the museum will feature partial exhibits when it opens on the anniversary of the notorious gangster’s escape from the Crown Point jail.

The project faced delays when Speros Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, disapproved of initial display concepts produced by architects. Plans for completing the museum are now moving forward.

The Times of Munster (http://bit.ly/1zSXNcM ) reports that the museum opening will feature only displays chronicling the bloody end of Dillinger’s life.


Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com


Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.