Dillinger Museum set for its grand opening

File - Not clear which police department took this undated photo of John Dillinger, but it was submitted to the FBI for use in producing fugitive flyers in 1933 or 1934. Dillinger's Ohio escapades aren't part of the new movie "Public Enemies," which tells of his life on the run after an escape from an Indiana prison and of his death in Chicago. But his rise from small-town bank robber to America's most wanted man can be traced to a string of holdups during the summer of 1933 and the daring escape that left the Ohio lawman dead.(AP Photo/FBI, File)

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — The grand opening of the new John Dillinger Museum on March 3 will be a teaser for what the museum will be.

Built into the Old Lake County Courthouse, the museum will feature partial exhibits when it opens on the anniversary of the notorious gangster’s escape from the Crown Point jail.

The project faced delays when Speros Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, disapproved of initial display concepts produced by architects. Plans for completing the museum are now moving forward.

The Times of Munster reports that the museum opening will feature only displays chronicling the bloody end of Dillinger’s life.

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