Archives for Santa Claus

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
Nov
2016
But What If There’s No Chimney?

But What If There’s No Chimney?

By Kathleen Crews on November 1, 2016 in News with No Comments

  Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Do you know a child living in a house with no chimney? We’ve got something new for you! Santa’s Elves help Santa respond to letters sent from all over the world, and one of the most common concerns expressed in these letters is, “Santa we don’t […]

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2
Dec
2014
Santa’s Elves, OneNote and One Giant Christmas List

Santa’s Elves, OneNote and One Giant Christmas List

By Kathleen Crews on December 2, 2014 in A Day at the Museum News Uncategorized with 1 Comment

2014 is a big year for the Elves. It’s the 100th anniversary of the Letters to Santa program. And… we have an exciting new project! Santa’s Elves have partnered with Microsoft OneNote to create one giant wish list for Santa Claus. Each and every Christmas wish we receive will go on this list and we think […]

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11
Jun
2014
The Perks of Museum Membership

The Perks of Museum Membership

By Kathleen Crews on June 11, 2014 in News with No Comments

        Our annual membership drive is underway and we’re hoping to recruit a few good men and women to join the ranks of our museum supporters. We love serving the community and in an effort to keep the Santa Claus Museum & Village open and accessible to everyone, we do not charge […]

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7
Nov
2013
Why Santa Claus Came to Town…

Why Santa Claus Came to Town…

By Kathleen Crews on November 7, 2013 in News Special Events with No Comments

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Santa Claus will be on-sale just in time for the holidays! The latest book in Arcadia’s Images of America series will be available on Saturday, December 7, 2013.  Current and past residents of Santa Claus, Indiana, contributed hundreds of photos and memories. Thanks to their stories, the book boasts more […]

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19
Mar
2013
We need those photos!

We need those photos!

By Kathleen Crews on March 19, 2013 in News with No Comments

Santa Claus Museum Seeks Photographs for a New Book on Santa Claus, IND (March 5, 2013) Santa Claus, Ind. – The Santa Claus Museum & Village is seeking photographs, letters, and other memorabilia related to the history of the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, Santa Fee, Indiana and the area surrounding the original town site […]

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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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18
Dec
2011
Believe It or Not: an oversized 80th anniversary

Believe It or Not: an oversized 80th anniversary

By santa-admin on December 18, 2011 in A Day at the Museum Town History with 1 Comment

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 […]

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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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