Hayden museum announces winter hours

Hayden Historical Museum made the switch to winter hours after the Labor Day weekend.

The museum will be open from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Visits can be arranged by calling 812-592-8445 or emailing haydenmuseum@seidata.com.

The museum, at 6715 W. County Road 20S in Jennings County, features a research library and exhibit area with several different displays to highlight the heritage of the town and Spencer Township.

Some of the attractions include a display of parlor music instruments and an almost complete collection of Life magazines that were donated by Lester and Barbara Tracy.

The monument to Hayden native and former Indiana Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb, who passed away earlier this year, is located in the side yard of his home place. The marker highlights Whitcomb’s life and career as a veteran of World War II, a politician and a man who sailed solo around the world.

The museum’s largest exhibit is the old Sinclair gas station. First built along U.S. 50 in 1926, this building was moved to the museum property in 2001. Volunteers used an old photograph to restore the station to the way it looked in 1947.

Winter hours will remain in effect until after Memorial Day 2017.

Information about the museum may be found on Facebook or at seidata.com/~haydenmu.