Archives for Town History
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Featured Letters to Santa
Lynn wants a “Suzie Maker Oven.” “How is Mrs. Santa?” she asks. She also...
Nope, Daniel isn’t an adult. Just a kid that wants a house… and a picture of Santa...
This little guy wants a stocking full of candy and a copper colored Stingray bike for Christmas,...
He has lots of very particular items he’d like: “I want a trip to Pennsylvania by...
This child’s letter lists a whopping one hundred four gifts including “a big can of...