Archives for Pat Koch

7
Feb
2017
Santa Jim Yellig Receives the Sagamore of the Wabash Award

Santa Jim Yellig Receives the Sagamore of the Wabash Award

By Kathleen Crews on February 7, 2017 in Special Events with No Comments

Raymond Joseph “Jim” Yellig has received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, Indiana’s highest civilian honor. His legacy will be honored during a ceremony at the Santa Claus Museum & Village on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 11:00 am CT. The Hoosier Santas and honored guests will bestow the award to Yellig’s daughter, Pat Koch. […]

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1
Jun
2015
New Book, Classic Letters

New Book, Classic Letters

By Kathleen Crews on June 1, 2015 in News with 2 Comments

UPDATE: 10/5/15 ** Letters to Santa Claus is now available! The Elves are thrilled to announce that a new book featuring over 250 letters to Santa Claus will be released in October 2015. The book, entitled Letters to Santa Claus, is a dream-come-true for all of Santa’s merry helpers. This dedicated group of volunteers devote […]

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18
Apr
2012
Cooking Up A Fundraiser

Cooking Up A Fundraiser

By santa-admin on April 18, 2012 in News with No Comments

Six years ago, Santa Claus Museum founder Pat Koch watched her dream become a reality as the museum opened its doors to the public for the first time. Together with the non-profit Santa’s Elves, Inc., she opened the Santa Claus Museum in the spring of 2006. Pat’s interest in preserving the history of the town, […]

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9
Feb
2012
The 1880 Church Rolls to a New Home

The 1880 Church Rolls to a New Home

By Kathleen Crews 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 1 Comment

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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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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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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