A LOOK BACK AT 2017
We hope you were able to join us for family fun during the fabulous Three Oaks 150th Celebration in honor of Three Oaks’ sesquicentennial year. TROTOM participated in many of the summer’s activities, including tours of historical buildings and churches, a Pioneer Village on our grounds and the debut of broadcast journalist Nick Bogert's documentary film on the Pokagon Band of Potawatomie Indians and their impact on our area. The Museum also hosted the Three Oaks stop on the US 12 Heritage Trail Garage Sale.
The year marked the first season of our kids programs with old-fashioned games, treats and craft projects. The Saturday mornings of fun and learning for the region’s youngest visitors is in keeping with the Museum’s mission to preserve the historical heritage of the region. Each program included a story, snack, craft and song. The series was introduced and conducted by Board Member Jennifer Stocks-McElligott.
IN THE WORKS THIS WINTER
Museum volunteers are busy working on new exhibits, refreshing our favorite attractions and planning plenty of happenings for the coming year.
New displays in the works will zero in on pioneer crafts plus a new setting featuring a Turn-of-the-Century bedroom, thanks to Volunteers Judy Jackson and Sue Harsch.
TROTOM will participate in the Three Oaks Civil War Days being planned for Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, 2018.
And again this summer, TROTOM will host the popular Three Oaks stop on the US 12 Heritage Trail Garage Sale, said to be the nation’s longest, on Aug. 10-12, 2018.
Also in the works is another film by Nick Bogert, this one to feature the life of Joe Savoldi, an Italian native who grew up and went to high school in Three Oaks. He went on to play football for Notre Dame and the Chicago Bears before becoming a world championship professional wrestler in the 1930s. Bogert also produced “Father of the Featherbone,” a movie on the on the life of Three Oaks forefather E.K. Warren and a film about the heritage of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomie Indians.
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