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At the John Dillinger Museum in Hammond, go on an interactive historical adventure illustrating the life and times of John Dillinger and other gangsters during the 1930’s depression era and see advancements made in crime fighting technology during the first 30 years of the 20th century. This poster shows the Biograph Theater where Dillinger's story ended.
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John Dillinger Museum

The John Dillinger Museum in Crown Point, Ind. showcases not only the life and times of John Dillinger and other infamous gangsters during the 1930's depression, but also the advancements made in crime fighting technology during that time. The museum was designed to highlight both the notorious criminals of the "gangster era" and the heroic men who ended their reign of terror.

The museum includes an extensive Dillinger biography plus information on members of Dillinger's gang and other well-known gangsters such as Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd. Visitors to the museum are also invited to learn about the birth of the FBI and how agents like Melvin Purvis doggedly pursued Dillinger and his gang throughout the Midwest.

Also featured in the John Dillinger Museum are renowned historical artifacts from Dillinger's crimes and the ensuing police investigations, including the Dillinger death trousers (the pants worn by Dillinger as he was shot outside the Biograph Theatre), the infamous wooden gun, Dillinger's lucky rabbit's foot and more. The museum also features life-size wax figures and other educational and historical displays.

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John Dillinger Museum

  • Old Lake County Courthouse
  • 1 Courthouse Square
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Region: Crown Point
  • Phone: (219) 989-7979
  • Website

The John Dillinger Museum is located in the historic Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point, Ind. Come on an interactive historical adventure illustrating the life and times of John Dillinger and … More

 

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