A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION to request that the National Park
Service preserve Chellberg Farm, return the animals, and keep the farm
open to the public at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
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A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION to request that the National
Park Service preserve Chellberg Farm, return the animals, and keep the
farm open to the public at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Whereas, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
contains such an historic landmark in Chellberg Farm; and
Whereas, historic Chellberg Farm is an example of the
progression of human activities that took place as Northwest
Indiana was settled, and was established in 1863 at this site
where three generations of Chellbergs made their living on
this farm; and
Whereas, Chellberg Farm has been a treasure in
Northwest Indiana since it became part of the Indiana Dunes
National Lakeshore in 1981, and is one of the only two
Living History Farms in Indiana which are part of the
National Park Service; and
Whereas, Chellberg Farm has been used since 1981 not only for visits by the general public, but also as an educational tool for many schools in Indiana and the greater Chicago area, teaching students today how animals were kept for hundreds of years in Northwest Indiana and how one in four Americans lived on such farms in the time period from 1890 through 1910; and
Whereas, during the last few months, all the animals
have been removed from the Farm; plans have been written
to close the farm; and no crops were planted this year and
thus there were no plants to harvest; therefore
SECTION 1. That the National Park Service is urged to return
farm animals to Chellberg Farm and make a commitment to keep
Chellberg Farm as a Living History Farm in the Indiana Dunes
National Lakeshore, open to the public.
SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the Indiana General Assembly transmit a copy of this Resolution to the National Park Service.