Archives for Indiana

21
Jun
2013
Hit the Brakes

Hit the Brakes

By Kathleen Crews on June 21, 2013 in News with No Comments

Our giant Santa Claus Statue has recently been named a Brake-Worthy Attraction! Pick-up a copy of the new, 2014 Deluxe North America Road Atlas by Kappa, and turn to the special section on Roadside Attractions. You’ll find the Santa Claus Statue listed as one of the two, must-see, “brake-worthy” attractions in Indiana.  Standing 22-feet-tall and […]

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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 8 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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3
Nov
2011
Enquiring Minds

Enquiring Minds

By Kathleen Crews 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
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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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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