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The John Dillinger Museum in Crown Point, Indiana will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, March 12, 2016 as part of Smithsonian Institution's Museums Day Live! special edition. On this day only, participating museum across the nation emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian's facilities, which offer free admission every day. The John Dillinger Museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on March 12.

The John Dillinger Museum was recently relocated to the historic Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point, Indiana. Visitors can enjoy a historical adventure through the life and times of John Dillinger, the infamous Depression Era gangster, as well as the rise of the FBI during the 1930's. The museum is an educational and historic experience featuring artifacts and interactive displays using Dillinger and other gangsters as examples of what happens to people who engage in criminal activity.

Tickets for Museum Day Live! are available for download at www.smithsonian.com/museumday and will also be accepted from smart phones. Visitors who present the ticket will gain free entrance for two at the John Dillinger Museum. One ticket, per household, per email address is permitted.

The John Dillinger Museum is located inside the historic Lake County Courthouse at 1 Courthouse Square in Crown Point, Indiana. The Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday and from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Normal admission prices are: $4/adults, $3/seniors, $2/children 6-12; children 5 and under are free. Active Fire, EMS, Military, Hoosier Helpers are free. Active or retired Police officers are also free. Visit online at www.dillingermuseum.com or www.facebook.com/JohnDillingerMuseum.

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