Santa Claus Museum seeks photographs for new book | Community Spirit
The Santa Claus Museum & Village is seeking photographs, letters, and other memorabilia related to the history of the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, Santa Fee, Indiana and the area surrounding the original town site of Santa Claus. The Museum has partnered with Arcadia Publishing to release a local history book on the town of Santa Claus.
The book will cover the early history of the town and the numerous families that settled there, the establishment of local tourist attractions, the development of businesses, and the widespread celebration of Christmas. “We really want this book to be an inclusive town history,” says Emily Thompson, Director of the Santa Claus Museum & Village. “We are asking people to look through their family photographs and set aside any snapshots that relate to the town of Santa Claus, especially town scenes, early family portraits, Christenings, weddings, etc., as well as photos of the old churches, schools and businesses.”
Thompson asks that those who are interested in having their photographs included in the book get in touch with the museum by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 812-544-2434. The museum will scan the original photographs before returning them to their owner and will include captions and photo credits for each image. The Santa Claus Museum hopes to have the book completed by this summer.
Arcadia specializes in publishing local history books, and their Images of America series features small towns across America. The books are typically compiled and written by local authors, and rely heavily on historic photographs to convey the story of a community. Arcadia has previously published several books highlighting historic Southern Indiana, including Holiday World and Indiana’s Lincolnland.