Wakarusa museums

In Wakarusa, the town not only has one museum but several as part of a complex. One building houses many displays depicting the history of Wakarusa. Another building is the old depot for the Wabash Railroad. It closed to passenger service in the 1950s then was used for freight until 1975. It was originally located across the street. There is also an old Pullman built railroad car from the early 1940s, as well as a caboose. The museum complex is located at 403 Wabash Avenue. Or try doing a Google search on the Internet under “Wakarusa Historical Society.”

Old Wabash Railroad depot in Wakarusa


About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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