Museum News

Santas Back in Town

January 17th, 2024

Four men with facial hair stand on both sides of the lower half of a santa statue.

(Left to right): Ace World Wide movers – Gene Davis, Steven Quinn, Scott Predmore; Artist – Andrew Jumonville.

Santa's back in town! Thanks to support from Ace World Wide, the Livingston's Santas made it back to Bloomington on January 10, 2024. Now safely in the hands of local sculptor Andrew Jumonville, the Santas' restoration journey begins.

In December 2023, we announced the #SavingSanta campaign after Jeffery Alan Wandell generously gifted them to the Museum to preserve these locally beloved symbols of the Christmas season and historic Downtown Bloomington. 

Reinforcing the 14-foot structures with steel, repairing the fiberglass, and painting the exteriors is no small task. We will need continued support from community partners like Ace World Wide to complete this project.

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Micaela Harris

Director of Communications

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