Winter hours announced for Hayden museum


Tribune Staff Reports

The Hayden Historical Museum’s hours of operation for the winter will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

The hours will be in effect until Memorial Day 2020. The museum features a research library and an exhibit area with several different displays to highlight Hayden and Spencer Township’s heritage.

Just recently, a special exhibit has been placed on display that is called Headline News. The gallery features 29 newspaper headlines from different time periods and from local, state, national and world events.

Some of the other attractions include a pre-1900 bedroom, a 1939 kitchen, a 1965 living room and a mid-1950s school classroom. There also are displays for the veterans from the community, the eight pro baseball players from Hayden and a special exhibit area to honor former Indiana governor and Hayden native Edgar D. Whitcomb.

In 2014, a monument was erected for Whitcomb, and it is located in the side yard of where he grew up in Hayden. The marker highlights his life and career as a veteran of World War II, a politician and a sailor who navigated around the world by himself.

Visits can be arranged by calling 812-592-8445, messaging on Facebook or emailing [email protected]. Organizations and civic groups are welcome to tour the facilities.

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