On Saturday, March
29, at 2 p.m., the Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave.,
Chesterton, will open its exhibit doors to the public for a preview of the
new exhibit area, a sneak peek at some of the design panels, and a look at
the new temporary display “Needlework Through the Ages.” Refreshments will
Township: Our Story” will be the updated permanent exhibit detailing the
chronological history of Westchester Township. The new exhibit will include
different artifacts, information, maps, and images. The space itself is
completely new with updated lighting, paint, ceiling, flooring, and layout.
The exhibit preview
will include a look at “before” pictures, so visitors can compare how the
space looked before renovation. There will also be previews of the graphic
designs planned for the walls. Each of the exhibit cases will have artifacts
on display, many of which have not been previously displayed.
In addition to
getting a peek at the new exhibit, the library’s Knit-Wits and Pearls of
Wisdom group has organized a display, “Needlework Through the Ages,” about
the history of needlework and the beautiful items that can be made through
knitting, crocheting, and other work. This display will be open in the
temporary gallery through May 25.
The museum, housed
in the historic Brown Mansion, is a free educational and cultural service of
Westchester Public Library and is open to the public Wednesday-Sunday from
1-5 p.m. or by appointment.
information, about please call the museum at 983-9715.