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Paint and Restoration Project Announcement

Working with the True Value Hardware Corporation and Rustoleum Paint, members of the Cedar Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Cedar Lake Historical Association have put together a plan of action to give the Lake of the Red Cedars Museum a facelift with the financial help of interested businesses, residents, friends of the museum and volunteers.
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Suggested Donation: $25/gallon

Tour Guides Needed

Hours of operation this season are Thursday-Sunday from 1 to 4 pm beginning May 1st. We are currently seeking volunteers to cover these shifts through the 2014 season. If you have time to volunteer, please contact us or sign up online using the link below!

Dancing Under the StarsNext Program:
History of the South Shore Poster Series
Sunday, April 27th at 2:30 PM (Town Hall)

Please join us in welcoming artist Mitch Markovitz back for a presentation on the History of the South Shore Poster Series. Mitch is the founding artist of the new south shore poster series and was commissioned by CLHA to paint our poster, Dancing Under the Stars, available exclusively in our Gift Shop.

March Program in Review

John Hodson of the Kankakee Valley Historical Society kicked off our 2014 season with a fascinating presentation on the KVHS archaeological project. The Collier Lodge site, also known as Baum’s Bridge, is located on the southern border of Porter County, Indiana on the northern edge of the former Kankakee Marsh. Read more on the KVHS website and view informative KVHS YouTube videos.

Membership Benefits Announcement

We are pleased to share the following additions to our membership benefits!

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Dancing Under the StarsPosters, T-shirts & Books Online

In just a few weeks we'll be open again for tours! Until then, please stop by our online gift shop to view and purchase merchandise that helps sustain our building. Our newest addition is the "Dancing Under the Stars" poster featuring historic Lassen Bros. Dance Pavilion. "Skate Your Date" t-shirts and the "Images of America: Cedar Lake" photo history book are also in stock.

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