Now housed inside the historic Lake County Courthouse in downtown Crown Point, Indiana.
The John Dillinger Museum takes visitors on an interactive, historical adventure through the life and times of John Dillinger and other gangsters of the 1930s depression era. Through the stories of the infamous gangsters, visitors will also learn of the rise of the FBI and advancements made in crime fighting technology.
The museum is an educational and historic experience and uses John Dillinger and other era criminals as examples of what happens to people who engage in criminal activity.
Items included in the museum are the notable "death trousers" (the pants Dillinger was wearing when he was shot outside of the Biograph Theater in Chicago), the infamous wooden gun, Dillinger's lucky rabbit's foot and more.
The John Dillinger Museum is offering free admission Saturday, Sept. 26.
The event is in honor of the Smithsonian's Museum Day Live! event.
For free admission, the museum requests participants obtain Museum Day Live tickets through the link below.
This year's corn maze design is dedicated to Officer Nicholas Schultz, his family and the families of all those lost in the line of duty. 20% of the 2015 corn maze ticket sales go to Live-Love-Give, Nicholas Schultz Memorial Scholarship Fund. Plus, during Hometown Heroes Weekend Sept. 26-27, all first responders, military personnel and their families with proper IDs will receive two free wristbands.
Just outside of the John Dillinger Museum, visitors will find a memorial honoring the brave men, women and K9's of Lake County, Ind. who have died in the line of duty dating back to the 1910s.
To learn more about those who have sacrificed their lives protecting us, please visit the Officer Down Memorial Page at odmp.org.