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HISTORICAL MUSEUM CELEBRATION: 50th anniversary with special events

June 18, 2014

The Whitley County Historical Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary with several special events. Pictured are staff members with one of the museum’s unique treasures — a dining set that once belonged to Thomas Riley Marshall. From left are, Museum Director Dani Tippman, Technical Curator Barb Jones and Assistant Director Aaron Mathieu.

COLUMBIA CITY — For 50 years, the Whitley County Historical Museum, housed in the home of Vice President Thomas Riley Marshall, has been dedicated to preserving the history of Whitley County.

This year marks the 50th anniversary for the Whitley County Historical Museum, and several events will celebrate the milestone.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held with Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel to be present Tuesday, July 15 at 4:30 p.m. There will also be a garden tour and an open house for visitors to see the museum and its grounds.

A film about Whitley County from 1938 will be shown at 5 p.m. During the week of July 15, the museum will host movie nights to continue the celebration.

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