Charming cardboard village scene more than 80 years old donated to museum

Among donations to the museum in November is this Christmas village collected in the 1920s-30s by the mother and grandmother of the donor, Betty Bauer. The buildings are all made of cardboard.

Information and photo provided

During November 2017, visitors to the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum came from 8 counties, 16 states, Guatemala and Mexico. A senior group from the Duneland YMCA visited.

A program on the Freemasons in LaPorte was held at the museum, as well as a luncheon for the LaPorte County Symphony, with a program by Dr. Peter C. Kesling.

In January, the collection of Vintage Valentines will again be on display.

November donations

— Delector Whiskey bottle, manufactured in Michigan City; bank from Union Mills, Carole Werner

— Scrapbook, shadow box and tissue box, Delores Games for LaPorte Business Girls Association

— Bowling ball & bag from Palace Recreation in Michigan City, Ralph Coursel

— Composite photo from Stillwell High School, Green Stamp book, 1954 cookbook, Kingsbury High School photo, Dale Cardwell

— Framed map of KOP, Joe Piotrowicz

— 1st National Bank & Trust check ledger, Milner House room key, Alice Matthews

— 1920s flapper dress, Kingsford Heights Elementary cheerleader uniform, Eric Pressel for Sheila Pressel

— 1920s-30s cardboard Christmas village, Betty Bauer

— Thanhardt-Burger sign, photo collage and aerial photo, and photo of Pres. Bush, LaPorte Mayor Mark Krentz

— Items for the sale table, Dave Mann, Susie Richter, Bonnie Quigley

— Christmas décor, Solitaire Miles

— Archival information, Angie Baugher and Brad Ellinger

Submitted by Susie Richter, curator

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