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Visit the Museums in Marshall County this weekend!

Visit the Museums in Marshall County this weekend!

Did you know that there is a possible chance of snow this weekend? With that being said, it is going to be pretty cold so be sure to bundle up for all your Halloween festivities! If you’re looking for something to do inside, you can head on over to the four different museums here in Marshall County.

The Culver Academies Museum and Gift Shop is open on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00am until 4:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am until 2:00pm. The museum is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. The website shares will us that the museum guests will glimpse the beginnings of Culver Military Academy through rare artifacts including original 1860s and 1870s stoves and clocks sold by founder Henry Harrison Culver as the catalyst of what would become one of the premiere private boarding schools in the United States. As a visitor, you'll journey through time by way of early uniforms and other attire worn by the school’s famous cadets, midshipmen, woodcrafters, and girls. You’ll also see Culver Academies through the eyes of the world in the form of countless features lauding Culver over the past century-plus in a host of media formats, from the pages of renowned publications, to original novels centered around the school; from early sheet music and recordings of Culver's memorable songs as well as musical tributes to Culver, to the thrills of Hollywood spectacles filmed at or about the Academies with some of the great stars of the day. The museum continues to comb the nation and Culver’s own rarely-seen collections to bring to light artifacts in always-evolving displays featuring original postcards, medals, fine silver and china both used at – and used to promote – the various schools through the years, flags, vintage photos, and many other items dating back to the turn of the 20th century and before, all to tell the story of Culver’s past. If you would like to check out more information on their website and click through different areas you can visit https://alumni.culver.org/page.aspx?pid=647.

You can visit the fantastic History Center and Historic Depot in Bremen as well! Be sure to check out their website at http://historicbremen.com/ because they have so many interesting stories and historic facts that are extremely interesting. Historic Bremen, Inc., is a not-for-profit local preservation and historical organization created to preserve items and memorabilia from the town’s past in the Bremen History Center and Bremen Historic Train Depot in Bremen, Indiana. The History Center displays bits of Bremen’s history, from the town’s origins as an agricultural center and home of the Holland (later American) Radiator factory to the political career of Bremen’s own Doc Bowen. The Historic Depot displays items of local railroad history, including tools, flags, and lanterns, and a recreation of the station agent’s office. All told, they are the culmination of more than a decade of work. You can find anything and everything on this website such as a timeline, several collections, blogs, stories, membership, resources, the board of directors, locations, etc.

The Marshall County Historical Museum won 2014’s Indiana Historical Society Award for recognition of “remarkable public services and programs provided to its community.” We are an archive of historical items, but we are also committed to sharing our knowledge, believing that the past gives us perspective on the present. Utilizing all 25,000 square feet of the museum, we strive to make our exhibits interactive, with a contemporary approach that you will find stimulating and enlightening, no matter what your age. The exhibits will provide you with an appreciation for what makes Marshall County unique. The Marshall County Museum is open Tues-Saturday 10-4 PM. The museum is closed on Sundays, Mondays and also on County holidays. You can encounter museum displays that transport you back to the past, from vintage clothing, furniture and historic artifacts to modern graphics depicting history with a contemporary edge, at the Marshall County Museum the past becomes present! You can check out https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-County-Museum-Historic-Crossroads-Center-146279682128258/ or http://www.mchistoricalsociety.org/ for more information!

We hope you have the time to visit these 4 different museums in Marshall County, Indiana this weekend. Two of them are in Bremen, one in Culver, and another right here in Plymouth. Please check out these fantastic museums this weekend while the weather permits you from doing anything thing else. Be sure to share the experience you had on Facebook and tell your friends and families about the amazing lessons you can learn at these historic museums.