Miller Historical Society

Saving the History of Miller Beach from the shifting sands of time.

Miller Historical Society


Miller Historical Society (MHS) was founded on June 29, 2010. We are a completely volunteer, non-profit, community organization with the aim of preserving the rich heritage and fascinating history of the Miller Beach community. Miller Beach contains some of the most historically significant sites and oldest surviving structures within the entire city of Gary, Indiana.

MHS members meet monthly, not only to celebrate the history of Miller Beach, but also to discuss wider historical subjects. Throughout the year, MHS hosts various programs, lectures and films exploring the history of the Calumet Region, Indiana History, U.S. History and World History.                                                              

Miller Historical Society is also:

Promoting the preservation, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of historic homes and commercial buildings in Miller Beach.

Advocating for architecturally compatible new construction and infill projects within Downtown Miller.

Working to have the historic core of Miller Beach, the Grandlake Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Pushing for the revitalization of Miller’s historic residential neighborhoods. 

Placing historical markers at Miller's historic sites and informational signage at our architecturally significant structures.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to preserve and protect the rich history of Miller Beach, Aetna and the adjacent Duneland communities. Miller Historical Society aims to promote an appreciation of the history of the Miller-Aetna area through delivering engaging exhibitions, publications and public programs, collecting and preserving local heritage and culture, and supporting historical research.

Join the Miller Historical Society

Miller Historical Society meets from 2:00 to 3:00pm on the last Saturday of each month at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's beautiful Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education - 100 N Lake Street in Miller Beach. Meetings are free and open to the public.

If you would like to become a member of Miller Historical Society, our annual  membership dues are only $15. A Lifetime MHS Membership is $150.              Remember, MHS is a completely volunteer, non-profit organization. Your support goes directly to our efforts to preserve, protect and promote the history of Miller Beach.

Membership dues and/or donations can be sent to:

Miller Historical Society                                                                              264 N. Lake Street                                                                                  Miller Beach                                                                                           Gary, Indiana 46403                                                                                  

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