Westchester Township History Museum Requesting Donations of CHS Memorabilia for 125th Anniversary
Posted by Sue Heater on 5/18/2015
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
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.
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.