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Life’s Better Here in Whitley County

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COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (WPTA21) - Agriculture has laid the foundation of what made Whitley County to what it is today. Our trip this week takes us to the Whitley County Agriculture Museum in Columbia City.

"Our heritage is important, so we are trying to preserve our history by keeping some of the equipment we've used. It will be used to explain that to our future generations, said Ronald Myer, museum volunteer.

Inside the museum, there are thirteen learning centers where students could learn what life was like in Whitley County for the past two hundred years. And for the kids it was eye opening for them.

Myer says "Watching the spark in their eyes as they learn something new and seeing their enjoyment from it and ask questions. Realizing this is part of their heritage".

During the fall, this museum is usually jam packed with students, but because of the coronavirus, this museum is empty.

Myer told us "we had to shut down school groups, of course, they can't go on field trips. We have not had any field trips this fall yet".

If you would like to visit this museum, you must book a private tour with the museum. October 10th will be the next time the museum opens to the public for Autumn Festival.

Matthew Bullock

Matthew Bullock is the weekend morning meteorologist for ABC21.

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