To collect, protect and present the history of Ogden Dunes, Indiana

The Historical Society of Ogden Dunes, incorporated in 1991, has become a significant town institution that helps Ogden Dunes, Indiana continue to be a dynamic and supportive community. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and present the History of Ogden Dunes and its residents and institutions. The Historical Society preserves this history in the archives, located in the Hour Glass Museum, 8 Lupine Lane. We present this history through exhibits, programs, the website, YouTube, and the quarterly newsletter, ‘The Hour Glass.”


The “Hour Glass” is a historic house built for Orlin D. and Tillie Frank at 8 Lupine Lane in 1933. The west wing was added on circa 1944.

The building now houses the Historical Society of Ogden Dunes’ collections of books, papers, records, artifacts, and works of art. In 1992, Sue Mechtersheimer leased the “Hour Glass” at $1 a year to the Historical Society to be used as a museum for local history and art. Prior to her death in 1993, Sue donated the house to the Historical Society. The main floor is used for programs, meetings, and historical exhibits. The ground level houses collections and storage.

History of Ogden Dunes

Ogden Dunes News

Featured Articles and Stories

Go to Top