Westchester Township History Museum Requesting Donations of CHS Memorabilia for 125th Anniversary

Posted by Sue Heater on 5/18/2015

125th Anniversary committee members As Chesterton High School celebrates the 125th anniversary of its first graduating class, the Westchester Township History Museum is requesting donations of CHS memorabilia, ephemera, photographs, and artifacts.

The donations will be preserved with care and will be used for exhibition at both the museum and high school. The main goal is to fill new display cases at CHS with artifacts, information and images that celebrate the history of the school. The new display cases, being built by CHS Teacher Jeff Larson and his building trades classes, will line the wall inside Entrance 31 near the Auditorium, and will help connect the 15-year old Chesterton High School building to its previous 110 years. The plan is to have the display cases completed and the display fully operational by the Oct. 2-3 homecoming weekend of the 2015-2016 school year. The artifacts will also be featured in the museum’s collection and exhibits.

Donations must be brought to the Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton, during operating hours Wednesday-Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. A Deed of Gift must be signed by the owner and filed with the museum.

The museum reserves the right to decline donations that are in poor condition, duplicates of items already owned by the museum, or too large to properly store at the museum. Anyone with questions regarding the donation of CHS artifacts please contact the museum at 219-983-9715.

 Photo: Chesterton High School 125th Anniversary committee members Dr. Dan Keilman and Serena Sutliff, curator of the Westchester Township History Museum, gathered with teacher David Owen and committee members Principal Jeff Van Drie, Monica Conrad and Jim Ton to discuss the location of the CHS Memorabilia Display Cases.