Octave Chanute & Northwest Indiana

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Octave Chanute, pioneer in aviation, experimented with his first flights in the dunes near the Miller lagoon.  P. J. Nelson, a film documentarian, will discuss his new film on Octave Chanute and show a trailer of the upcoming film.  He will be joined by Simine Short, author of new biography of Chanute, From Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution. Nelson has also produced the recent documentary on the South Shore,  “Riding the Rails”.