Check out some heritage highlights at NYA history center

Christmas displays at the NYA history center will remain up until Feb. 7. (Submitted photo)
Christmas displays at the NYA history center will remain up until Feb. 7. (Submitted photo)

The busy holidays are over, but not at the Willkommen Heritage Center.

The history center’s Christmas display will be staying up through Feb. 7, 2013. If you didn’t get a chance to come and see the indoor walking tour of the eight (8) historic Norwood Young America homes, there is still time. The eight homes are just a few of the historic home here in NYA, and you probably drive by them on a daily basis. Come and see their history, who lives in them now, and how they decorate for the Christmas season.

Plans are in process to highlight some of the Country Schools that existed in School District 108. Did you attend one of the many schools scattered around the area? Do you have a story or pictures to share? The historical society would like to hear from you, and the public is always invited to assist with any displays the society does.

The society continues to look for past CHS Annuals. It is missing those from 1943 – 1945, 1947, 1958, 1983 and 1984, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1998 and 1999, 2002 and 2009. If you have any of these and would like to preserve them for posterity, the history center will store and display them for you.

Another item that the society is collecting is the Ruth Trembly Barn Calendars. The society only has 2009, 2012 and 2013. If you can assist with this collection, it would be greatly appreciated.

Does anyone have information of the ghost town of Platwood? What other ghost towns surround the city?

Feb. 7, 2013 will be the third Annual Meeting of the Willkommen Heritage and Preservation Society. The public is welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at the Heritage Center, located at 102 E Main St., NYA at 7 p.m.

The Heritage Center is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a special tour, or if you have questions, the phone number is (952) 467-4227.