Archives for A Day at the Museum

17
Nov
2011
Bubbly State History

Bubbly State History

By Nell on November 17, 2011 in A Day at the Museum with No Comments

One of the bright and colorful Santa collections inside the museum seems to grow with each passing year and it’s just about ready to burst out of its current display case. The jovial man, dressed head to toe in red and clutching that curvy green glass bottle is an unmistakable advertising image.  This ad icon […]

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3
Nov
2011
Enquiring Minds

Enquiring Minds

By Nell on November 3, 2011 in A Day at the Museum with No Comments

Here is a fun little memory that harkens back to our museum’s beginnings as told by Paula Werne, Director of Communications at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and today’s guest blogger: It’s always exciting when a reporter from the national news media calls, which they tend to do every year in the fall when your […]

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25
Oct
2011
NOW CLOSED: Santa’s Elves Workshop

NOW CLOSED: Santa’s Elves Workshop

By santa-admin on October 25, 2011 in A Day at the Museum with 4 Comments

UPDATE-Dec. 22, 2011:  Santa’s Elves Workshop is now closed for the season. We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. As always, we look forward to your visit in 2012! Please feel free to stop by and see the newly restored Historic 1935 Santa Statue. For directions to our […]

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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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30
Jun
2011
Best of the Road

Best of the Road

By santa-admin on June 30, 2011 in A Day at the Museum with No Comments

The spirit of Christmas comes alive looking at all of the historic photos and documents chronicling our tiny town. Today we were lucky enough to show it all off for some special guests. Joan and her daughter Jules stopped by as they participate in the road trip of a lifetime as part of  Rand McNally’s […]

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19
May
2011
Santa Statue Restoration Update

Santa Statue Restoration Update

By santa-admin on May 19, 2011 in A Day at the Museum with No Comments

Today marks the first time in a long time our dear Santa has been without a layer of chipped and fading paint. With days worth of scraping and stripping, all of the paint has been removed from the Santa Statue. We’ve joked he got a “chemical peel” or “dermabrasion” to smooth out his blemishes. The […]

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25
Apr
2011
The Historic Santa Statue Restoration Begins

The Historic Santa Statue Restoration Begins

By santa-admin on April 25, 2011 in A Day at the Museum with No Comments

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