The John Dillinger Museum will celebrate its grand reopening in a new location next week. The museum moved to the Old Lake County Courthouse in downtown Crown Point, Indiana, from the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.
The celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22, on the 81st anniversary of Dillinger’s death. One of the country’s most infamous figures, Dillinger was a native of Indianapolis and notoriously broke out of the Crown Point Jail in the last year of his life.
The museum features a history of the well-known bank robber’s crime spree around the country in the 1930s, as well as displays regarding other gangsters of the era and the evolution of crime fighting technology and the FBI through the years.
Items found in the museum include the “death trousers” Dillinger was wearing when he was shot outside of the Biograph Theater in Chicago, a replica of his famed wooden gun, his lucky rabbit’s foot and more.
More information about the museum can be found on the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s website or by calling (219) 989-7770.