Efforts underway to hold summer historic Gary walking tours
Monday, February 20, 2017 11:23 AM
GARY — Efforts are underway in Gary to explore the northwest Indiana city's history.
The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports interns with Gary's Department of Redevelopment and Planning are leading fundraising efforts to start walking tours with guides during the summer. They also would like to have an open house when people can take self-guided tours. The Gary Preservation Tour would be of eight historic sites, including City Hall, Union Station and Hotel Gary.
The team has set up a crowdfunding website with a goal of raising $7,500. If they reach that goal then they'll receive a matching grant through an Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority program.
Organizers say they hope to hold the tours when other events are going on in downtown Gary, such as baseball games or arts festivals.