Nelson Algren Museum

We really enjoyed Sue Rutsen’s interesting presentation today on Nelson Algren at the Chicago Writers Museum. Sue is the co-founder of the Nelson Algren Museum, located in the Miller Beach community of Gary, Indiana, where Algren once owned a cottage. The museum is housed in the 1928 Telephone Building at 541 S. Lake Street, once the property of Algren’s friend David Peltz.
The presentation was in the gallery showing the temporary exhibit Capturing Stories: Photographs of Writers by Art Shay. Seven of Shay’s photographs of Algren are in the exhibit, which runs through the Spring. Sue invites all to visit the museum in Miller Beach, where she will give you a personalized tour. It’s by appointment only. She can be reached at or by phone at 773-914-2574

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