Indiana Welcome Center
HAMMOND | A group portraying a region fighting unit from America's bloodiest war will continue live demonstrations Sunday during a special Civil War exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center.
HAMMOND | Civil War re-enactors will provide live demonstrations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at a special exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center.
HAMMOND | The newest South Shore Line poster connects the region's rich Civil War past with present and future generations seeking to learn its lessons, the artist who painted it says.
Get the chip off your shoulder, Region Rats. Many of you sorely underestimate the meaningful roles your forefathers played in one of our nation's most pivotal eras.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently announced the winners from its Write a Theme contest, held annually in conjunction with the “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit. The contest pays homage to Ralphie’s theme requesting a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas.
WHITING | The BP Whiting Refinery is giving 10 Lake County organizations grants they can use to reduce emissions, such as by using alternative fuels.
The bronze statue of Flick from "A Christmas Story" getting his tongue "stuck, stuck, STUUUCK" to a flagpole outside the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond turned out to be a big hit that made international headlines.
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority does a remarkable job every Christmas of bringing visitors to the Indiana Welcome Center to celebrate the classic movie, "A Christmas Story."
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 …
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