The Joseph Bailly Homestead in Porter, Indiana is preserved by the National Park Service in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The Homestead was the home of Joseph Aubert de Gaspé Bailly de Messein, a fur trader, and his family. Bailly brought his family to the southern shore of Lake Michigan in 1822. The Homestead remained in the family until the death of his granddaughter, Frances Howe, in 1917. The Homestead is sometimes referred to as the “Bailly-Howe” Home. The National Lakeshore has recently been promoted to National Park Status making it the nation’s 61st national park.