Care-Takers of Gary's (IN) first building and now a visitor's center and Gary history museum
: The Gary Land Company (1906-Present)
The Free Saturday School for the Arts (Ages 7-14)
with The Gary Community Schools Corp.)
The Summer Enrichment for Learning Program (Ages 7-14)
summer program of free skills classes, positive citizenship classes and arts enrichment classes)
A Participant in Smithsonian Magazine's annual "Museum Day"
5th Sunday Community Forums
(Co-sponsored with The Gary Public Library)
The Gary Civic Symphony - continuing Gary's Musical Traditions
through these musical activities and programs:
1. "Free" annual Children's Concerts
Music Clinics for returning community musicians
3. Professional live music concerts, and
4. "Giving back" professional
services to our Community, such as teaching in the GHCS youth programs
The annual GHCS "Christmas Season Dinner-Concert"
(Featuring The Gary Civic Symphony
and the Christmas Carol "Sing Along" Community Choir)
The "Do It Yourself" MESSIAH
"Sharing Our Ethnic Histories and Cultures" (Annual Seminar and Festival)
The annual "Writers' and Teachers' Workshops"
(For writers in all stages of development)
Our Founder/CEO, Mrs. Dharathula "Dolly" Hood Millender, coordinates the research
activities of the Society. She is an author of several books and Gary's historian. She is shown below left at an area book-signing,
and below right teaching youth about Gary's history. Mrs. Millender's latest book on Gary history, Gary's Central
Business Community, was published by Arcadia Press in its "Images of America" series. The book may be ordered by calling
(219) 882-6873. Her other books may also be ordered online or by calling the number.