Museum Announces Christmas at the Museum Season

The Wabash County Historical Museum has announced their 7th annual Christmas at the Museum presented by Beacon Credit Union.

This year, the Museum’s decorations were again designed by interior designers, Susie Kappes and Cheryl Seltenright, with the assistance of museum volunteers and staff members. Guests will notice that the decorations have a new look this year with all the trees, wreaths, and other elements being themed to local history and one very special Christmas movie.

“Cheryl and Susie continue to bring a new take on Christmas at the Museum and we are excited to have guests enjoy their design and explore our local history,” said Mitch Figert, President and CEO of the Museum. “Each tree, wreath, and piece of décor is beautifully decorated for the holidays but also hold many hidden surprises for guests to explore.”

These festive decorations will be completely unveiled during their Christmas Open House on November 15th as the official kick-off to the holiday season. The public is invited to participate in the free event which will include holiday crafts and special treats for children, all taking place during Downtown Holiday Night to Remember.

“Downtown Holiday Night to Remember is a perfect opportunity for the Museum to showcase its new Christmas decorations and get the community engaged in what the Museum is doing this holiday season,” said Shelby McLaughlin, Associate Director of the Wabash County Historical Museum.

Beyond Downtown Holiday Night to Remember, there will be plenty of opportunities for the public to come and enjoy the Museum decor. Christmas at the Museum will run throughout November and December and guests will be able to stroll the Museum and enjoy the decorations while also interacting with the Museum’s more than 90 exhibits.

All of the decorations, programming, and marketing during Christmas at the Museum is made possible thanks to the generous support of Beacon Credit Union. This year, thanks to Beacon Credit Union’s generous commitment to present Christmas at the Museum, all Beacon Credit Union members will receive free admission during this two-month period. No special pass is needed; members simply need to let the Museum’s front desk staff know they are Beacon Credit Union members.

“Beacon Credit Union has been an incredible partner now for six years to make Christmas at the Museum a possibility,” said Figert. “These two months welcome countless new faces to the Museum and provide another opportunity for guests visiting Wabash to enjoy downtown.”

The Museum will also be hosting a variety of events throughout November and December. Family Fun Night will take place on December 6th with a visit from Santa Claus. On December 11th, the Museum will be hosting Christmas at the Museum Annual Banquet and on December 21st, Santa will be coming to Breakfast with Santa and will have a special treat for the kids. To learn more about any of these events, please visit the Museum’s website at or Facebook page at

The Wabash County Historical Museum is located at 36 E Market Street in downtown Wabash and is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturday. Those needing more information may call 260-563-9070.

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