PHOTO OF THE DAY: HISTORIC HOME
Heritage Hall Museum & Archives (HHM&A) has announced a special weekend celebration on Oct. 15 and 16 to mark the public reopening of the historic Ludwig and Susanna Deckert house that’s been part of the museum complex for more than 40 years. The house, built in the early 1880s between Freeman and Marion by the Deckert family, was moved to the museum grounds in 1979. The house was closed to the public in 2018 in anticipation of moving it to a new location immediately east of the museum. However, exceptionally wet weather in both 2018 and 2019 delayed that project. Finally, in July 2020, the house was moved onto a new foundation. Since then, renovations, restorations, painting, landscaping, a new sidewalk and expanded exhibits have been in the works.
The house will be open and included with museum admission for extended hours that weekend; from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 and 1 p.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16.