WARSAW — History buffs who are looking for a unique way to spend Friday the 13th could consider joining the Kosciusko County Historical Society as it observes the anniversary of Warsaw’s most infamous moment in history.
Friday, April 13, marks the 84th anniversary of John Dillinger’s historic raid on the Warsaw police station, an event which briefly brought Kosciusko County’s county seat into the national spotlight and left an indelible mark on the history of the Lake City.
Guided tours will retrace the steps taken that fateful night as Indiana’s own public enemy number one captured police officer Judd Pittinger and marched him at gunpoint through downtown Warsaw.
Spectators will learn of Pittinger’s harrowing escape, and the aftermath that followed. Following the tour, there will be various items pertaining to Dillinger on display at the Old Jail Museum.
Tours will form at the museum located at the corner of Indiana and Main streets and will run every 15 minutes starting at 6:30 p.m. and run through 8:30 p.m. Cost is just $2 for adults with children 12 and under free. All proceeds go to help fund the museum.