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Township Historical Museum is research resource

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Professor Dr. Joachim Kornelius, Department Chair, English Department, and Martha Connelly, M.A., from the Institute for Translation and Interpreting of the University Heidelberg in Germany, met recently with Westchester Township History Museum Researcher Eva Hopkins in regard to the ongoing collaborative program between the museum and the Institute.

Institute graduate students are doing research papers on American Midwest culture. Students so far have done papers on local china factories, Alice Gray (Dianna of the Dunes), and the Prairie Club.

The Westchester Township History Museum is home to the Les and Mary Pratt Local History Archives where information regarding the history of Westchester Township can be found in abundance.

Housed in the Brown Mansion, 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton, the museum also offers house tours and tours of the chronological display that covers the time from the ice age to the current day.

The temporary exhibit room is currently closed while staff install “The Fantastic Fans of Martha Miller” and “Antique Farm Auction Posters of Westchester Township.”

The new temporary exhibits will open in time for the October 28 one year anniversary celebration of the museum’s relocation to the Brown Mansion.

The Westchester Township History Museum, an educational service of Westchester Public Library, is located at 700 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton and is open Wednesday-Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information about exhibits and coming events at the museum, call 983-9715.


Posted 10/12/2006