Every resource in this LibGuide is accessible by Indiana University Northwest students. However, other researchers may access the web sites and e-journals.
Because "Indiana history" is a broad topic, this guide includes popular subjects, as well as, people and buildings pertaining to Northwest Indiana.
Feel free to read to your heart's content! Welcome!!
Calumet Regional Archives
Library, Room 331
Gary, IN 46408
Researchers are advised to call ahead, if possible, before visiting the Archives.
Please call or email Steve McShane to arrange access to the materials.
This link is to two lists of historical societies. The first list is of Illinois societies and the second list is of societies in Northwest Indiana.
Beverly Shores Depot
Beverly Shores, IN 46301
This railroad depot was built in 1929.
700 W. Porter Avenue
Chesterton, IN 46304
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The mansion was built in 1885 by George Brown, a farmer.
3606 Belshaw Road
Tours are conducted by the Lake County Parks Department.
Agricultural life during the 19th and early 20th centuries is depicted on this active farm.
Melvin A. Halsted Home
201 East Main Street
Lowell, IN 46356
Tours by Appointment 219-696-8137
Melvin Halsted, the founder of Lowell, built the first brick home in Lake County.
Wood's Grist Mill
9410 Old Lincoln Highway
Hobart, IN 46342
This mill was built in 1837. Photos and data are found here.