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McKim Observatory is Dessert Stop on Historic Landmarks Federation Progressive Dinner

June 24, 2009

McKim Observatory June 2009.jpgJune 24, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — "The public is invited to join Historic Landmarks' Western Regional Office in Greencastle on July 10 for a moveable feast and annual meeting, offering tempting cuisine in historic sites," reports the Banner-Graphic. "Dessert from Almost Home will be served at DePauw University's McKim Observatory at 8:30 p.m."

The story by Maribeth Ward points out, "Today the observatory is located in a residential neighborhood. When it was built in 1884, open farmland surrounded the observatory. Still outfitted with an 1885 Clark Refractor telescope, the landmark remains in use by DePauw students, researchers, and the public as it undergoes a phased restoration. It is located on DePauw Ave. north of Franklin St."

Read more at the Greencastle newspaper's Web site.