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Downtown panoramic photo to be recreated on 100th anniversary

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The Westchester Township History Museum is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the museumís vintage panoramic photograph of downtown Chesterton.

The photo, donated to the museum by the Chesterton Tribune, was taken on August 9, 1913.

It shows the downtown intersection of Calumet and Broadway, Chesterton. Horse drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and numerous townsfolk and business people also appear.

Join museum staff in a commemoration of the photograph on Friday, August 9, at 3 p.m. Line the sidewalks at the intersection of Broadway and Calumet and become a part of history as Dan Bruhn takes a panoramic photograph from the corner of Thomas Centennial Park.

After the photograph, visit the Library Service Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave., and view the exhibit of the original 1913 photo. Refreshments will be served.

The museum is a free educational service of Westchester Public Library, housed in the Brown Mansion at 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton. The museum is open to the public Wednesday-Sunday from 1-5 pm or by appointment. Call 983-9715 for more information.

 

 

Posted 8/5/2013