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Fulton County Museum

Museum Opens Saturday, April 12, 2015

Tuesdays - Fridays 10:00 am — 4:00 pm

Saturdays 10:00 am — 2:00 pm

The Archives and private tours of the museum may be arranged Monday through Friday during the Winter months.


Depot Tours are available after the museum closes each day. Contact the museum beforehand.


Evening “Night at the Museum” Holiday receptions available by reservation


Paranormal Investigations, Friday evenings at 9:00pm (by reservation only)


Historical lectures & programs also available for group meetings by appointment.


Email: museum@fultoncountyhs.org

Depot Email:  museum@fultoncountyhs.org



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Canfield Cabin & Reighard Blacksmith Shop Demonstrations

Thresher’s Convention

Friday June 26 and Saturday, June 27


Fulton County Fairgrounds, State Route 108, Wauseon, OH



Johnny Comes Marching Home

Storytelling Every Hour on the Hour

Free with Regular Admission

Saturday, July 11

10am – 2pm

Fulton County Museum, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH


Homecoming Reunion (All Wauseon High School Alumni admitted FREE)

August 1 and 2

10:00am -4:00pm

Fulton County Museum, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH



Lutz School, Canfield Cabin & Reighard Blacksmith Shop Demonstrations

Fulton County Fair

September 4-10

Friday, 1:00pm—7:00pm

Saturday & Monday (Labor Day), 10:00am—8:00pm

Sunday, Noon—8:00pm

Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00pm—5:00pm

Wednesday, 9:00am—4:00pm

Fulton County Fairgrounds, State Route 108, Wauseon, OH



Haunting History Walking Tours

October 23, 24, 30 and 31

Tours every 15 minutes 7:00 thru 8:30pm

Wauseon Depot & Fulton County Museum

225 Depot St. and 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH




Veterans Remembered

(Free Admission to ALL that serve or have served)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fulton County Museum, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH


Last Day of “Hell & Homefront: Civil War Through Fulton County Eyes” Temporary Exhibition

Wednesday, November 25

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fulton County Museum, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH



Plan your Christmas Party now…

A Fulton County Christmas: Homefront Homecomings  

December 6-12

Noon-5:00pm Sunday

4:00 -8:00pm Monday Through Friday

10:00am -2:00pm Saturday

Fulton County Museum, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH


Evening Private Christmas Parties and Teas by Reservation

December 14-23

Fulton County Museum, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH


Santa at the Wauseon Depot

Sunday, December 13 – Wednesday, December 23

Weekends: 2:30 – 4:00pm, Weekdays: 6:30 – 8:00pm

Wauseon Depot, 225 Depot St. Wauseon, OH


HELD JUNE 19, 2013
15 939 STATE ROUTE 109


“Hell & Homefront: Civil War through Fulton County Eyes” Exhibit Opening

This year, 1861’s event at home and on the battlefield are highlighted in this exhibit.  Objects from the society’s impressive collection, and those on loan will be part of the exhibit, which takes up three galleries in the museum.


More Details:


The Fulton County Historical Society in Wauseon, OH announces that the Fulton County Museum’s special exhibit, “Hell & Homefront: Civil War Through Fulton County Eyes”, will open to the public on Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011 from noon - 4pm as part of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the United States Civil War. This five year project contains exhibits and educational programs on the history of Fulton County from the Underground Railroad movement in the 1830s through the reconstruction era. A timeline in the exhibit will be changed each year with events at home and on the battlefields. The exhibit is not a glorification of war, or particular battles, but show visitors the viewpoints of Fulton County citizens, both on the battle field, and those left behind at home. The museum’s extensive collection of Civil War era artifacts will be the centerpiece of this commemoration, including the epaulettes of Col. Ephraeus Lord Barber, the Tiffany & Co. Presentation sword of Col. Edwin Hayes, a surrender flag from the Cumberland Gap, and a civil war veteran’s snare drum.      



The Fulton County Museum features 14 rooms showcasing permanent exhibits, including a rare Jacob Werry Blanket Chest and the infant cradle of race car driver Barney Oldfield, and changing displays dating from about 1820-1960.  The museum and archives research room is located at 229 Monroe Street in downtown Wauseon, OH, 2 blocks west of N. Fulton St. on State Route 2 (Elm St), then one half block north on Monroe. Through Labor Day, the museum will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10am – 4pm, and Saturdays from 10am – 2pm. For more information, call (419)337-7922 or visit the museum web site, at www.fultoncountyhs.org


Donation Ceremony


Held on

Friday, August 6, 2010


at the Wauseon Homecoming



E.L. Hayes Collection

c. 1862 - 1865

Gift of William & Charlotte Terry, 2010

A collection of Civil War and personal memorabilia once owned by Wauseon native, Edwin Lewis Hayes, fourth cousin to President Rutherford B. Hayes, is being donated by his great-great-great grandson to the Fulton County Historical Society in a ceremony at 6:30 pm on the South Stage of the Wauseon Homecoming on Friday, August 6. Hayes’ daughter, Hortensia, is attributed with naming the town after the native chief, Wa-se-on.

See Press Release for details.


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