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Township History Museum to open new exhibit space

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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 be served.

“Westchester 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.

For more information, about please call the museum at 983-9715.