Year-end exhibit to feature Christmas memories

Decorated trees, displays and items from the permanent collection will transform the Bartholomew County Historical Society Museum into everyone’s favorite time of the year.

The Christmas Memories exhibit will run from Nov. 29 through Dec. 22.

A selection of crèches from the collection of Xenia Miller, created by artisans in countries from around the world in a variety of media, will be exhibited.

”‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” features large panels of original artwork depicting scenes from the famous poem. Columbus artist and teacher Susie Signorino created the illustrations used for the panels.

Harmony includes artist-made ornate Japanese origami cranes and a mobile consisting of 150 traditional cranes created by local fifth-graders.

In the library, available to local residents to trace family roots, will be the display Looking Back, a book-themed tree with handcrafted ornaments created with pages from old books and displays of vintage eyewear from the permanent collection and from a local private collection.

In all, 14 displays will comprise the exhibition.

Extended holiday hours at the museum at 524 Third St., Columbus, are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free with a donation suggested.

For information, visit or call 812-372-3541.