Wythougan Valley Preservation Council Invites Public on Trip to Peru


The public is invited to take a trip with the Wythougan Valley Preservation Council as they head to the Miami County Museum in Peru on Wednesday, Sept. 11, departing from the Plymouth Public Library at 9 a.m. Attendees can share a ride with another traveler or caravan in their own vehicle as the group heads to Peru.

The Miami County Museum features Cole Porter memorabilia, such as the 1955 Cadillac used in the film, “The Godfather,” as well as a Big Top Circus collection that includes circus models and coaches. Other attractions, like circus wagon panels, Miami Indiana artifacts, and their newest exhibit showcasing the history of local newspapers called, “An Industry Built in Ink,” will also be available for visitors to peruse.

The Miami County Museum is located at 51 N. Broadway in Peru with an entrance fee of $3.

The group will then relax and break for lunch at Café Du Cirque and then travel on an “automobile tour” of Cole Porter’s home, as well as Miami Chief Richardville’s home and gravesite. They also plan on visiting the Seven Pillars of the Wabash, a sacred site of the Miami Indians.

The WVPC is a Marshall County organization that is concerned with the preservation of community heirlooms and the protection of community structures. There is a $5 registration charge for the trip, besides the $3 museum entrance fee. Guests will be responsible for the cost of their own lunch at the restaurant. Anyone interested in registering for the trip or more information on the Wythougan Valley Preservation Council, contact Linda, Karin or Mindy at the Marshall County Museum at (574) 936-2306.