Marshall County Historical Society
The Marshall County Museum located in Plymouth is a very well know and active museum throughout the community. Both the Marshall County Museum AND the Marshall County Historical Society conveniently share the three storefronts and two floors on the corner of Michigan and Garro in Historical Downtown Plymouth!
The Museum offers countless ways to experience our unique Hoosier history. Tour exhibits, attend events, find your roots and discover a deeper appreciation for the place you call home.
Curious about your own personal family history? You can find answers to your questions right at your fingertips in the museum. They provide a state of the art genealogy research library staffed with research specialists that help you make connections that fit the puzzle pieces together to discover your own story. You may find your Marshall County roots go deeper than you thought!
Call or visit the Museum to register for membership into the “Conductor’s Club” that rewards visitors 12 and under to the Museum and Train Room with special recognition and prizes exclusive to club members!
Besides the different scale model trains, the Train Room abounds with fun in every corner! Light shows, movies, music, and seasonal decorations create a festive atmosphere, while authentic trolley token-counters, train memorabilia, and old-fashioned dress-up attire not only delight the children, but make it a truly historic experience. Visitors can try to identify sounds of the past, such as a caboose whistle, a delivery truck horn, a slide whistle, a trolley bell, a World War II naval siren and various other vintage bells and whistles!
The Marshall County Historical Museum won 2014’s Indiana Historical Society Award for recognition of “remarkable public services and programs provided to its community.”
They are an archive of historical items, but they are also committed to sharing their knowledge, believing that the past gives them perspective on the present. Utilizing all 25,000 square feet of the museum, they strive to make their exhibits interactive, with a contemporary approach that you will find stimulating and enlightening, no matter what your age.
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All information found on- http://www.mchistoricalsociety.org/
Culver Academies Museum
By visiting the Culver Academies museum you will get a glimpse of 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 starting point of what would become one of the top 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.
See early artifacts, the evolution, and beloved traditions of Culver’s Summer Schools & Camps, developed by American scouting pioneers like Daniel Carter Beard. The fascinating progression of the Culver Girls Academy, as it is known today, launched in 1971, are featured through mementos from its inception and early years.
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 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.
Browse through Roll Calls, photos, and artifacts online in Culver’s Digital Vault.
All information found on – https://alumni.culver.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=647