Dale Ogden, Indiana State Museum Chief Curator for Cultural History had a busy day with television reporters yesterday. First, Tim “Tree Boy” Bush of WTHR-Ch.13 spent the morning pretty much in awe of the various Lincoln artifacts. Turns out he is quite a Lincoln-phile and has even questioned his own lineage, as there are “Bush” members in the Lincoln family tree. His story is scheduled to air on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 6:15 and 6:45 a.m. and again during the noon news that day, and he promised to come back to follow the story; truth is, he wants to be as close as possible to those bits of Lincoln lore.
Eric Halvorson of WISH-tv8 was also here and spent the afternoon with Dale, posting this story.
Probably one of the more exciting things about having media here is seeing them express the same excitement that we’ve been feeling these past few months; the fact that we are housing true national treasures here stirs many emotions in staffers, from a huge sense of responsibility, to passion about our history; a sense of determination to”get the stories right” and even a humbleness founded in the fact that we were chosen to curate this important collection (along with the Allen County Public Library). We can’t wait to show it off next February!