LINDEN, Ind. (WLFI) — It's officially Christmas at the Linden Depot Museum.
From now until Friday, Dec. 29, depot leaders are welcoming the community to enjoy their Christmas displays. The museum will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
This year marks the eighth annual Linden Depot Museum Christmas Open House. Museum President Gary Vierk said it has become a tradition for many families. He said they see nearly 2,000 visitors this time of year.
One special tradition museum leaders created is their free ornament. Each year they design a new ornament, which has been a big success according to Vierk.
“I just decided we try it for one season and we just expanded on it a little bit each time and it worked, this is what people want at Christmas time so they're out here and people come year after year for these ornaments that we have,” said Vierk.
The ornaments are free with a donation of $10 or more. Vierk said his goal is to make the Linden Depot a top museum in the state. With all the customers he meets each year, he believes it's possible.
“They're coming from all over, all over the state and actually they come from all over the world to come here to see trains, people do they seek out railroads so it's kind of a fun thing,” said Vierk.
The Linden Depot Museum is 109 years old. For many years it served as a full functioning train station.
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