VALPARAISO | The relationship between nature and industry has not always been a peaceful one in Porter County. In the 1960s a battle raged between industrial interests on the shores of Lake Michigan and groups of passionate individuals committed to protecting the ancient dunes of the South Shore Line. On Sunday, the Porter County Museum will be hosting Herb Read and John nelson, two men who helped bring about the balance of conservation and progress.
Read and Nelson were advocates for the Indiana dunes. Starting at 2 p.m. they will show a newly restored Save the Dunes recruitment video shown in the 1960s.
The museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. that day Visitors can explore dunes-related exhibits and get a sneak preview of Herb Read’s opinions by listening to his oral history in the current featured exhibit We are Porter County.
The Porter County Museum of History is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Admission is free.