Camp Good Fellow, which operated in the forests outside the Indiana Dunes from 1941-1976, represents a unique blend of Northwest Indiana’s industrial and environmental cultures. Now the location of the Indiana Dunes Learning Center, the Camp was built by U.S. Steel and each summer saw 60-100 children.
The Camp Good Fellow exhibit at the Porter County Museum displays a unique collection of artifacts and photographs that describe the social project that brought together diverse children from across the region to learn about the history and environment of the Indiana Dunes.
Visit the Porter County Museum on Saturday, June 18 from 1-4p for the opening reception of this new exhibit. This year, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore celebrates its 50th anniversary with a series of exhibits and programs throughout the Region. Join us in celebrating Camp Good Fellow, and the legacy of environmental education in the Indiana Dunes! Refreshments will be served.
The Camp Good Fellow exhibit at the Porter County Museum is made possible by the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Artifacts and photographs in the exhibit are on loan from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore archives.