Everybody Counts and the Chicago-based Great Lakes ADA Network are partnering with the South Shore Convention and Visitor Authority to sponsor an exhibit celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act titled "The ADA: 25 Years and Counting."

The exhibit will be held at the Indiana Welcome Center through Sunday, September 27, and will feature interesting displays, interactive kiosks, an iconic civil rights photo gallery, demonstrations of wheelchair sports, a magic show, historic artifacts, dancing and more.

Northwest Indiana and exhibit officials will be welcoming special guest Tom Olin, from the "ADA Legacy Tour," during a reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27.


ADA: 25 Years and Counting Opening Reception

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Indiana Welcome Center

7770 Corinne Drive

Hammond, IN 46323

Over the past two years, the "ADA Legacy Tour" has visited almost every state, bringing the Freedom Bus and its artifacts to millions of people. Tom Olin is a photo journalist whose works have been featured at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The Freedom Bus provides an opportunity for local residents to connect to the larger movement through various activities.

Olin's "Access is a Civil Right" photo gallery, on loan from Calvin College, will be on display throughout the ADA exhibit. Featuring iconic black and white photos taken throughout the 30-year struggle for passage of the ADA, the exhibit includes local resident Tom Hendershott.

For questions or to RSVP for the opening reception, please contact Stacina Stagner, communications coordinator for the South Shore CVA, at 219-554-2175 or staci@southshorecva.com.