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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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A Message from the President       Click the icon for Bob's biography

Hello and welcome to the Northwest Indiana Steel Heritage Project website. A special thanks to Bill Needles from PC-Plus!, LLC for putting the site together and accommodating my constant revisions! Also, a big thank you to Sarah Lawson from the Hiestand Law Office and Darlene Kittredge, CPA for helping us prepare our documents and IRS forms! Please visit the supporter’s link for info on our volunteer helpers.


As a fourth generation, Northwest Indiana steelworker, I felt that the area should have a steel themed museum to recognize steelworkers of the past, celebrate the current industries successes and promote the future of the industry.


It turns out that I’m not alone! I’ve been blessed to be joined by a dedicated group of volunteers. We are now challenged with putting the pieces together in our effort to make a museum reality. Please browse the website and feel free to leave some feedback. We welcome all criticism and praise.


Bob Meyer - President

(The article below was sourced from www.nwitimes.com)

Northwest Indiana Steel form an organization to preserve steel heritage

Northwest Indiana Steel Heritage Project, Inc. has formed a new organization to preserve the region's steel heritage that helped win two world wars, provided jobs for generations of local steelworkers and formed the base of the area's business development.

According to Northwest Indiana Steel Heritage Project Inc, "Steel was first poured on the shores of Lake Michigan at the Indiana Harbor plant of Inland Steel Co in 1902. Since then, Northwest Indiana has been home to some of the largest steel plants in the country."

Mr. Bob Meyer, a fourth generation Northwest Indiana steelworker, is president and one of steel project's founders. He and representatives of labor, business and education comprise the organization's board of directors. The board has adopted bylaws, filed the project's articles of incorporation with the state and applied for status as a nonprofit organization with the Internal Revenue Service.

The project's focus is to establish several satellite sites in Lake and Porter counties to display and interpret both large and small steel related artifacts, including personal effects such as service pins, identification badges, photographs and other related items from former steelworkers and their families.

The group also hopes to have a mobile, temporary display that can be set up at local historical and educational functions. Its efforts already have won pledges of support from the United Steelworkers union, US Representative Mr. Pete Visclosky and ArcelorMittal USA. The group expects to work with ArcelorMittal, U.S. Steel Corp., local tourism agencies and municipalities to achieve its goals.

Mr. Tom Hargrove president of Local 1010, who is one of the project's board members, said that anyone wanting to donate time and or materials to the project is encouraged to attend.