Historical Society of Ogden Dunes


To preserve, protect and present the history of Ogden Dunes, Indiana.

Formed in 1988, and incorporated in 1991, the Historical Society of Ogden Dunes has been housing important town archive materials since its inception, and provides a popular and continuous series of programs since 2004, as well as regularly published newsletter. The society maintains a modest museum with limited public hours in the former O.D. and Tillie Frank home, donated by Ogden Dunes resident Sue Mechtersheimer. The Museum continues to operate with generous contributions from individuals, as well as grants from The John W. Anderson Foundation, the Ogden Dunes Community Fund, United Way of Porter County, and the Sara Lee Foundation. The Historical Society of Ogden Dunes is a 501(c)-3 not-for- profit organization.

Website: odhistory.org

The Battle to Save the Beach Series

See videos of The Battle to Save the Beach events as they come available at odhistory.org/video-archives.

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The Hour Glass
8 Lupine Lane
Ogden Dunes, IN 46368

Phone: 219.763.0658 (Richard Meister)

Contact Information:

Ogden Dunes Historical Society
115 Hillcrest Road
Ogden Dunes, IN 46368

Phone: 219.763.0658 (Richard Meister)


Name Designation Term Ends
Ken Thompson President 2024
Rick Collins Vice President 2023
Julia Hoham Secretary 2022
Dawn Moore Treasurer 2022
Dick Meister Trustee 2024
Susan Clouser Trustee 2024
Aurelia Costanza Trustee 2023
Werner Horvath Trustee 2023
Judy Petrou Trustee 2022
Dorothy Kurtz Trustee 2023
Barb Schultz Trustee 2023
Erika Stolarz Trustee 2022
Jill Wirth Trustee 2022
John Wilhelm Trustee 2024
Greg Grow Trustee 2024
Don Kurtz Emeritus/Founding Member

Historical Society - Events

Historical Society - Agenda