Welcome to the NWI Steel Heritage Museum Project





The public is invited to attend the museum meetings.  For 2010, meetings will be held at 5pm on the second Tuesday of April, June, August, October and December at USW, Local 1010 Memorial Hall located at  3703 Euclid Ave in East Chicago. To verify a meeting date, please call 219-399-8134.




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25 year Picnic




We are the "Northwest Indiana Steel Heritage Project, Inc."


We are a group of individuals

who believe that our history

and the history of steelmaking

in our region go hand in hand.


We also believe that 

 the history of our region

needs to be preserved. 


We are a non-profit corporation

 with the aim of establishing an interactive

regional steel industry museum.


Executive Board

President Robert Meyer
Vice President Tom Hargrove
Secretary Diane Lentz
Board Member Gregg Hertzlieb
Board Member Steve McShane
Board Member Maureen Sammon


Committees as of September 1, 2009

  • Cindy Bacino
Material Retrieval  
  • Gloria Dosen (Chair), Jim Spasoff, Randy Hendrix, Bob Lehman, 
    Steve McShane
Fund Raising  
  • Maureen Sammon
Public Relations & Communications  
  • Lorelei Weimer, Diane Lentz, Marcia Taylor (Newsletter/press)
Mission Statement  
  • Marcia Taylor, Jerry Evans
  • Open
1023 Committee  
  • Rosa Rodriguez



Our Mission

Mission Statement

 To identify, preserve, protect,

display and interpret the historical heritage,

advancements and cultural

 impact of

the Northwest Indiana steel

 industry and to educate the public about our steel heritage.

USW News

USW International

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Local News

The NWI Times

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The Post Tribune

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