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Logs to Lustrons: Restoring Indiana’s Architectural Heritage

May 20, 2021

  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Registration required:
Two couples share their experiences revitalizing early and mid-century landmarks in the 
Indiana Dunes National Park
. During an online talk, Pat and Mike Shymanski showcase their restoration of the Oscar & Irene Nelson House, a nineteenth-century log structure hidden in plain sight. Laurie and Steve Snell discuss how they disassembled, moved, and restored the all-steel, prefabricated Jacob Lustron home (pictured). Indiana Landmarks staff will also share an overview of architecture throughout the park. A Q&A session follows the talk, which is presented by Indiana Landmarks and the Indiana Dunes National Park.
The talk is free for Indiana Landmarks members, $7/general public. Make your reservation online by visiting, or by calling 317-639-4534.