Indiana Welcome Center
HAMMOND | Visitors of the Indiana Welcome Center are invited to enjoy a holiday light show displayed outside of the building at 7770 Corinne Drive now through Jan. 5.
Jean Shepherd's childhood home in Hammond.
Children from the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology answer questions about the window displays during a field trip to the "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.
Volunteer Joe Michalick assembles a window display in October for the "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center.
A window display arrives in October for the "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.
CLEVELAND | The line to see the house where much of "A Christmas Story" was filmed didn't stretch all the way back to Terre Haute, but it did extend down a block of clapboard working-class homes that stood in on the silver screen for the bygone Hammond where Jean Shepherd grew up.
Ian Petrella, center, monitors the progress of mashed potato eaters Saturday at the Indiana Welcome Center during the Mommy's Little Piggy mashed potato eating contest. Contestants in four age categories competed for prizes as part of "A Christmas Story" Comes Home holiday activities at the …
Gena Crockett, of Michigan, competes in the adult category of the Mommy's Little Piggy mashed potato eating contest Saturday at the Indiana Welcome Center while her grandson Ayden Davis, 2, sits on her lap. Sarah Winters, of Hobart, won first place in the adult division.
HAMMOND | Just moments after polishing off a pile of mashed potatoes in 23 seconds without use of his hands, Hammond resident John Tomczak opted for a final lick of his plate.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is once again holding Wag Your Tail Wednesdays in conjunction with the “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit. Well-behaved cats and dogs will be able to have their picture taken with Santa from 3 to 7 p.m. today and Dec. 11 and 18 …
Scott Schwatrz, the actor who played Flick in the movie "A Christmas Story" poses for photographs during an unveiling of a new statue of Flick in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.
Speros Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, left, and Fair Oaks Farm CEO Gary Corbett announce the move of the South Shore Air Show to the farm during a news conference Thursday at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.
HAMMOND | After a one-year hiatus, the South Shore Air Show will take to the skies again in 2014 with Fair Oaks Farms in Newton County as the backdrop.
HAMMOND | “Let’s do this!” exclaimed Rich AmRhein, of Valparaiso, as he helped pull down the curtains covering a new window scene for “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center on Thursday.
A historical preservation and tourism initiative honoring region Civil War veterans is among three Northwest Indiana entities capturing top honors from the Indiana Historical Society this year.
HAMMOND | Opportunity Enterprises hosts an event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Indiana Welcome Center.
HAMMOND | This holiday season, the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive, will feature six animated display scenes from the movie classic “A Christmas Story.”
A new statue of Flick from the movie "A Christmas Story" in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.
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