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WBAA Arts Spotlight: Linden Depot Museum


Last April, the Linden Depot Museum turned 25 years old. In those two and a half decades, they have restored the original building, have a caboose, semaphores, and feature exhibits including trains and circus memorabilia. Events like "Depot Under the Stars", and a "Christmas Open House" take place this fall and winter. John Clare spoke with Vice President Elizabeth Hendrickson about their history, and the 25th Anniversary Steam Engine.

There's more information here. The museum is open through October on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays from 12 to 5pm. Sunday, September 2nd, they are open 8 to 10pm for "Depot Under the Stars," and November 16th through December 30th they feature the "Christmas Open House" Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12 to 5pm. The museum is located at 520 Main Street, Linden, IN off of Highway 231.

The mission of the Linden Depot Museum is to preserve and protect the historic 1909-built Linden Depot and its railroad memorabilia as well as to promote its related railroad history. The mission includes the acquisition, restoration, preservation and display of railroad equipment, artifacts and momentos related to railways past and present.

John Nasukaluk Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Texas, Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania. In 2005, Clare earned the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP for radio broadcasting, citing his work on 20/20 Hearing. Having performed with famed tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, John has worked with the Mozart Festival Texas, Mid Texas Symphony, Nevada Chamber Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra.
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