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

The Historical Society of Ogden Dunes, incorporated in 1991, has become one the institutions within the Town of Ogden Dunes that contributes to making Ogden Dunes, Indiana 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, and the quarterly newsletter, ‘The Hour Glass.”


The “Hour Glass” is a historic house built by Professor O. D. Frank at 8 Lupine Lane in 1934. The west wing was added on circa 1942.

The building now houses the Historical Society of Ogden Dunes’ collections of books, papers, records, artifacts, and paintings & sculpture. In 1992, Sue Mechtersheimer loaned the Society the Hour Glass, to use as a museum for local history and art. The following year, Sue gave the house to the Historical Society. The main floor is used for programs, meetings, and historical exhibits. The ground level houses collections and storage.

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