Archives for Town History

13
Jun
2013
A Taste of Local History

A Taste of Local History

By Emily on June 13, 2013 in Town History with No Comments

One of the newest additions to our selection of locally made merchandise items here at the museum is, well, simply divine. We now sell an assortment of delicious cookies made by the Sisters of St. Benedict! Delicious cookies, Indiana made The sisters bake their tasty treats at the Simply Divine Bakery on the grounds of […]

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9
Feb
2012
The 1880 Church Rolls to a New Home

The 1880 Church Rolls to a New Home

By Emily on February 9, 2012 in A Day at the Museum Town History with No Comments

A light dusting of snow and a brisk winter’s chill couldn’t deter the MCF House Movers crew from rolling our historic 1880 German Evangelical St. Paul’s Church to its new resting spot yesterday. It was a momentous day, not only for the church or museum but also for Mrs. Koch who has dreamed of this […]

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26
Jan
2012
Moving Right Along

Moving Right Along

By santa-admin on January 26, 2012 in A Day at the Museum Town History with No Comments

Every December, there are lots of jokes that Santa “works just one day a year.” But we know better, don’t we? And his Elves keep busy year-round, too. Take Millie, for instance. She is over by the former Betsy Ross Doll House in Holiday World. Former? That’s right. The doll house is moving out of the park! Don’t worry, […]

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22
Dec
2011
On This Day in History – December 22, 1935

On This Day in History – December 22, 1935

By santa-admin on December 22, 2011 in A Day at the Museum Town History with 6 Comments

It was 76 years ago today that droves of people braved a harsh winter storm to watch the great unveiling of the 22 foot tall Santa statue in our town of Santa Claus, Indiana. The statue was dreamed up by Chicago businessman and philanthropist Carl A. Barrett. The Santa statue was the focal point of […]

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18
Dec
2011
Believe It or Not: an oversized 80th anniversary

Believe It or Not: an oversized 80th anniversary

By santa-admin on December 18, 2011 in A Day at the Museum Town History with 1 Comment

Today marks the 80th anniversary of a big day in Santa Claus town history. Big might be an understatement. It’s more like an oversized day in town history, specifically for the Santa Claus Post Office. On this day in 1931, Santa Claus postmaster James Martin hand-canceled what was said to be the largest postcard mailed […]

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25
Oct
2011
The Mysterious Wheelbarrows

The Mysterious Wheelbarrows

By santa-admin on October 25, 2011 in A Day at the Museum Town History with 1 Comment

Have you ever run across a historical photo and wondered what was going on in the picture? Since the advent of photography, fleeting moments mundane to earth-shattering have been captured on film for posterity to see. So many of these photos get lost, discarded or shunned away and over generations the oral story that goes […]

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