Taylor Ice Truck at CLHA

Taylor Ice Truck at CLHA The Cedar Lake Historical Association (CLHA) operates the Taylor Ice Co. truck, a 1947 International KB5, as a rolling educational exhibit, on display regularly at CLHA's The Museum at Lassen's Resort.

In 1922, Thomas J. Taylor, Sr., established the Taylor Ice Co. in Cedar Lake, Indiana. His son, Thomas J. Taylor, Jr., assumed operation of the ice company in 1948 and delivered to local homes and businesses. Truck donor, Todd Taylor, assisted his father, Thomas Jr., in the family business throughout high school and again from 1971 until the close of operations. The Taylor ice truck made its fina

In 1922, Thomas J. Taylor, Sr., established the Taylor Ice Co. in Cedar Lake, Indiana. His son, Thomas J. Taylor, Jr., assumed operation of the ice company in 1948 and delivered to local homes and businesses. Truck donor, Todd Taylor, assisted his father, Thomas Jr., in the family business throughout high school and again from 1971 until the close of operations. The Taylor ice truck made its fina

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What an interesting pioneer family! I'm so glad the Ball's found their way to Cedar Lake. My namesake family, The Taylor...
11/15/2021
History Road Show: The Ball Family

What an interesting pioneer family! I'm so glad the Ball's found their way to Cedar Lake. My namesake family, The Taylor's, are going to be featured next year 🀩

November 14, 2021: Introduction to the Hervey & Jane Ball Family, early pioneer settlers in Cedar Lake, presented by Julie Zasada, Executive Director of Ceda...

Look what our volunteers were doing today! I'll bet it hurt a bit...but wow does that porch feel solid...I assume. They ...
11/06/2021

Look what our volunteers were doing today! I'll bet it hurt a bit...but wow does that porch feel solid...I assume. They don't let me on the porch ;) Come enjoy a fall sunset this week in the rocking chairs. They'll be out for a few more days.

Awwww, what a fun theme! Last year they featured me. This year it's The Museum at Lassen's Resort
11/03/2021

Awwww, what a fun theme! Last year they featured me. This year it's The Museum at Lassen's Resort

Steam Through History was such an awesome program! πŸ’– Check out this recap video from one of our funders Indiana Humaniti...
11/03/2021
Steam Through History

Steam Through History was such an awesome program! πŸ’– Check out this recap video from one of our funders Indiana Humanities

Take a look at the impact of Steam Through History, a partnership between the Cedar Lake Historical Association and the Hesston Steam Museum. Funds from an I...

πŸŽƒ πŸ•· 🍬 A few more photos from Town of Cedar Lake Trunk or Treat today. It rained the WHOLE time! But I had fun seeing all...
10/30/2021

πŸŽƒ πŸ•· 🍬 A few more photos from Town of Cedar Lake Trunk or Treat today. It rained the WHOLE time! But I had fun seeing all the costumes. πŸ›» Photo Credit: Another Reeves Original

Happy Halloween πŸŽƒ Town of Cedar Lake Trunk or Treat πŸŽƒ
10/30/2021

Happy Halloween πŸŽƒ Town of Cedar Lake Trunk or Treat πŸŽƒ

I won't be on-site until the Trunk or Treat this Saturday,  but my home, The Museum at Lassen's Resort, will be open fro...
10/27/2021

I won't be on-site until the Trunk or Treat this Saturday, but my home, The Museum at Lassen's Resort, will be open from 3 to 6pm today during the last Cedar Lake Farmers Market. There are still some Taylor Ice ornaments for those getting ready to put up theπŸŽ„and plenty of Taylor tshirts for stocking stuffing this Christmas.

The museum will be open today from 3 to 6pm during the last Cedar Lake Farmers Market of the season. Enjoy a guided tour, grab some candy or ice cream, or start your Christmas shopping. A museum membership and our souvenirs make lovely 🎁! Stop in our gift shop for tshirts, posters, books, and more.

Thank you Indiana Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities for the American Rescue Plan Operating Support Gr...
10/25/2021

Thank you Indiana Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities for the American Rescue Plan Operating Support Grant! πŸ›» Some of these funds are being used to keep me rollin' as the Cedar Lake Historical Association mobile ambassador. πŸ›»

We’re excited to announce that we’ve awarded nearly $850,000 to 78 humanities organizations across Indiana – the largest grant pool in our history! As we celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month during October, we recognize and celebrate the vital role that the humanities have played in helping Hoosier communities both small and large, rural and urban, recover from the pandemic.

These grants are made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and the Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) initiative.

Join us during #NAHM21 as we celebrate the enrichment the humanities bring to our communities. To see the full list of grantees, visit: bit.ly/3poBBrh

#ARP #NAHM #SHARP #AmericanRescuePlan

Awwwww man! So sad I'm not home to play with the trains today at Track the Past Family Train Day
10/09/2021

Awwwww man! So sad I'm not home to play with the trains today at Track the Past Family Train Day

Welcome! Sorry to miss your visit kids...I'm at Full Service Garage getting some TLC. Hope to meet you next time.
10/07/2021

Welcome! Sorry to miss your visit kids...I'm at Full Service Garage getting some TLC. Hope to meet you next time.

Throwing back to one year ago when I came out of the barn...with a little help ;) ...to begin my new life as a mobile am...
09/23/2021

Throwing back to one year ago when I came out of the barn...with a little help ;) ...to begin my new life as a mobile ambassador of the Cedar Lake Historical Association

Highlights from last Friday's Speakeasy Summer Social πŸ“· 😁 at The Museum at Lassen's Resort
08/20/2021

Highlights from last Friday's Speakeasy Summer Social πŸ“· 😁 at The Museum at Lassen's Resort

Wish I could head out to Hesston Steam Museum to see all the steamy attractions. Y'all will have to go and visit and com...
08/18/2021
Around Town visits the Hesston Steam Museum

Wish I could head out to Hesston Steam Museum to see all the steamy attractions. Y'all will have to go and visit and come back to The Museum at Lassen's Resort to share your stories with me πŸš‚

Hesston Steam Museum:1201 East 1000nΒ LaPorte, IN 46350 Hesston Steam & Power ShowSeptember 3, 4, 5 & 6hesston.org

The band's back together πŸ₯° for Encore: Steam Through History Steamboat Rides. Experience how the 1920's Come Alive on th...
08/17/2021

The band's back together πŸ₯° for Encore: Steam Through History Steamboat Rides. Experience how the 1920's Come Alive on the Lake at The Museum at Lassen's Resort today! Tickets are available at lassensresort.org/steam.

We're back! (Engineer Gary is behind the camera) Can't wait to welcome you aboard Steamer Dewey today for Encore: Steam Through History Steamboat Rides. Tickets are still available for many of the afternoon and evening rides. Go to lassensresort.org/steam to get yours and come Steam Through History with us :)

Great publicity for Encore: Steam Through History Steamboat Rides. 🀩 Purchase your tickets from lassensresort.org/steam
08/15/2021

Great publicity for Encore: Steam Through History Steamboat Rides. 🀩 Purchase your tickets from lassensresort.org/steam

Thanks Mary Freda for helping to promote Encore: Steam Through History Steamboat Rides :) Page A2 of The Times of Northwest Indiana today. Then get your tickets lassensresort.org/steam

Look who came to see me! My brushmaster Bob Behounek 😍 Well, it wasn't really just for me ;) but I enjoyed the visit non...
08/14/2021

Look who came to see me! My brushmaster Bob Behounek 😍 Well, it wasn't really just for me ;) but I enjoyed the visit nonetheless.

I wonder πŸ€” if I'll get the password? If you have tickets for the Speakeasy Summer Social this Friday but don't get your ...
08/09/2021
The Speakeasies of the 1920s – Prohibition: An Interactive History

I wonder πŸ€” if I'll get the password? If you have tickets for the Speakeasy Summer Social this Friday but don't get your email, come see me on your way in. I'll hook you up ;) Limited tickets are still available at www.lassensresort.org/social

When Prohibition took effect on January 17, 1920, many thousands of formerly legal saloons across the country catering only to men closed down. People wanting to drink had to buy liquor from licensed druggists for β€œmedicinal” purposes, clergymen for β€œreligious” reasons or illegal sellers kno...

Live music again next to The Museum at Lassen's Resort tonight! Sounds like it's going to be a fun show.
08/08/2021

Live music again next to The Museum at Lassen's Resort tonight! Sounds like it's going to be a fun show.

πŸ₯©πŸ—πŸ„πŸ‡πŸ§€ Speakeasy Summer Social lassensresort.org/social
08/07/2021

πŸ₯©πŸ—πŸ„πŸ‡πŸ§€ Speakeasy Summer Social lassensresort.org/social

Mmmm πŸ˜‹ We've finalized our menu for hors d’oeuvres with Lencioni's Pub and Banquets for the Speakeasy Summer Social next Friday: chicken and steak kabobs, stuffed mushrooms, Italian sausage, and fruit & cheese. Please purchase your tickets in advance from lassensresort.org/social

So this is really cool! Fred Astaire Dance Studios - Schererville will give a mini class at the Speakeasy Summer Social.
08/04/2021

So this is really cool! Fred Astaire Dance Studios - Schererville will give a mini class at the Speakeasy Summer Social.

We're thrilled to share that Fred Astaire Dance Studios - Schererville will be at our Speakeasy Summer Social to give a foxtrot and swing mini class. The 1920s are coming alive on the lake! Join us. Tickets must be purchased in advance from lassensresort.org/social

I can see this gem from my parking spot at The Museum at Lassen's Resort. It really is stunning. I hope you'll make plan...
08/03/2021

I can see this gem from my parking spot at The Museum at Lassen's Resort. It really is stunning. I hope you'll make plans to see how "the town looks different from the lake" by visiting us this summer. Thanks Sunrise Pier & Lift Service, Inc!

Check out the link below on a nice write up by the NWI Times on a project we have been coordinating for the last three years.

Sunrise Pier & Lift Service, Inc. furnished and installed two new piers for the Town of Cedar Lake.

https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/cedar-lake-celebrates-new-community-placemaking-pier/article_1a1db0c3-0cb8-507a-b94b-322c1bcbc4b8.html

08/02/2021
Thank you!!!!!

Sounds like it was an amazing week aboard the Steamer Dewey.

🎢 Look who's serenading me tonight 🎢
08/01/2021

🎢 Look who's serenading me tonight 🎢

Join us by the lake for a fun Beatles themed concert. This Sunday at 5pm no ticket necessary. Help us spread the word by sharing this post!!

08/01/2021

This was the most spectacular event I've witnessed in my time with the Cedar Lake Historical Association.

Thank you to the Town of Cedar Lake for partnering with us to bring this gorgeous Community Placemaking Pier to fruition so that our Steam Through History event would have a spectacular launch. It was an amazing week and we could not have done it without Town support. Our resort cultural heritage is thriving once again. See the 1920s Come Alive on the Lake at The Museum at Lassen's Resort

Steam Through History highlights courtesy of Another Reeves Original
07/31/2021

Steam Through History highlights courtesy of Another Reeves Original

We have the coolest events this summer! I want to take a picture with you in your period attire at the Speakeasy Summer ...
07/31/2021

We have the coolest events this summer! I want to take a picture with you in your period attire at the Speakeasy Summer Social. I heard they are limiting capacity so get your tickets today at lassensresort.org/social

The Museum at Lassen's Resort presents a night of cocktails and vintage jazz by The Boulevardiers! Featuring hors d'oeuvres from Lencioni's Pub and Banquets and cocktails by Tavern on Main!

Contact [email protected] for any questions regarding the event!

Look who's drydocked by me! 🀩 The Steam Through History week celebrity herself, Steamer Dewey (aka Alabama No. 4).
07/30/2021

Look who's drydocked by me! 🀩 The Steam Through History week celebrity herself, Steamer Dewey (aka Alabama No. 4).

Look who's drydocked by me! 🀩 The Steam Through History week celebrity herself, Steamer Dewey (aka Alabama No. 4).

I know how it feels old girl. Sometimes you just need a little help. Steam Through History has been an amazing experienc...
07/30/2021

I know how it feels old girl. Sometimes you just need a little help. Steam Through History has been an amazing experience!

My colleague is on her way 🀩 to start her 4th day of Steam Through History week.
07/29/2021

My colleague is on her way 🀩 to start her 4th day of Steam Through History week.

Time to steam across to The Museum at Lassen's Resort for our 4th day of sold out cruises for Steam Through History week. Thank you for supporting our effort to provide you with a one-of-a-kind historic attraction.

What?!?! Another excursion boat has been added to Friday at 12:10 🀩
07/28/2021
Steam Through History Steamboat Rides | Passage - Your event. Your fans. Your mobile box office.

What?!?! Another excursion boat has been added to Friday at 12:10 🀩

The Cedar Lake Historical Association and Hesston Steam Museum are partnering to tell stories of steam power history. Steam Through History is a week-long program highlighting the history of Lassen's Resort, from its 1896 founding with a single steamboat that ferried passengers from the Monon rail d...

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You’re never too old for a new career!

At 73 years young, the Taylor Ice Co. 1947 International KB5 has started her next phase of life as the educational ambassador of the Cedar Lake Historical Association. Look for her rolling into Cedar Lake, Indiana, community events with the blue shirt crew beginning Spring 2021 sporting custom, hand-lettered artwork on her doors :)

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