Archives for Santa Claus Park

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‚Äôs 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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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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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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