“Build a Better World” by learning more about your community and its history with the help of the Indiana Room. Check out the display table in the Indiana Room in the Reference Department on the second floor of the Crown Point Library branch. Titled Building a City: The Architecture of Crown Point, it features historic architecture in Crown Point.
Take an I Spy a Hub City Building adventure game flyer with 9 close-up photos of architectural features located on businesses and buildings around the Square. Participants can fill out the game flyer for a chance to win 1 hour of research assistance on genealogy or other historical research. Correctly identify the places and turn the game flyer into the Reference Department. Winner will be randomly drawn on August 1st.
Learn more about the cemeteries in Center and Winfield Townships with a self-guided tour brochure Wandering with those Before Us: The Cemeteries of Center and Winfield Townships. There is also a mini-display with further reading about cemeteries in general and those on the tour, both available in the Indiana Room.
While visiting the Indiana Room, you could also explore the books, old newspapers, city directories, and other items in the room about Crown Point, Lake County, and Indiana.
Take your learning home and visit the Indiana Room’s online blog If Solon Could See Us Now? https://crownpointlibrary.org/research/indianaroom/if-solon-could-see-us-now/ Or, if you are on Twitter you can follow the Indiana Room @CPCL_INRoom for tweets on genealogy, preservation, and history. Any questions, please contact the Indiana Room firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-306-4593.No comments