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Fulton County Museum

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.


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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Fulton County Museum Spring Opening, "Fighting for Freedom" WWII Exhibit Opening

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Noon-5:00pm, Fulton County Museum, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH


St. Caspar’s Fish Fry (partially benefits society)

Friday, April 15, 2016


St. Caspar’s Roman Catholic Church, North Shoop Avenue, Wauseon, OH


Old-Fashioned Chicken Dinner

Sunday, April 24, 2016

11:30-1:00pm, Fulton County Sportsman Club, Co. Rd. 14, Wauseon, OH



1941 Gold Star Mother’s Tea Living History Event

Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, 2016

The United States is not officially at war yet, but soldiers’ mothers are gathering for tea (complimentary scones, finger sandwiches and desserts) to discuss upcoming events abroad and at home. Theatrical performances held throughout the day on the museum porch.

11:00am – 3:00pm (reservations only)

$12.50 admission ($11 for members)

Fulton County Museum, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH



Downtown Wauseon Strawberry Festival (Farmer’s Market Season Opening) & Barney Oldfield Day (Oakshade Raceway in evening)

Saturday, June 18

Historic Walking Tours of Downtown, including interior of Courthouse, Depot, and Museum

Tours beginning every hour from 9:00 to Noon at Courthouse steps (approx. 1.5 hour tour)

Shuttle available for seniors

$5 members, $7 non-members


Canfield Cabin & Reighard Blacksmith Shop Demonstrations

Thresher’s Convention

Friday June 24 and Saturday, June 25


Fulton County Fairgrounds, State Route 108, Wauseon, OH



Queen’s Tea (ladies with proof of past royalty admitted HALF PRICE!)

Friday, July 29, 2016

During a Friday afternoon tea (complimentary scones, finger sandwiches and desserts) Current and former Fulton County queens (Prom, Homecoming, 4H, etc. will show a photo or memorabilia and tell a story from their past local history coronation.

11:00am – 3:00pm (reservations only)

$12.50 Admission for an audience with the queens ($11 for members), Queens ½ price.

Fulton County Museum Porch, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH



Fulton County Fair Swan Creek Township Hall, Canfield Cabin & Reighard Blacksmith Shop Demonstrations September 2-8 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


Wauseon Chilli Cookoff History Walking Tours of Downtown Wauseon, including interior of Courthouse, Depot and Museum

Saturday, September 24

11:00am, Noon, and 1:00pm

Courthouse steps, South Fulton Street (approx. 1.5 hour tour)

$5 members, $7 non-membersMeet at the Courthouse Steps, South Clinton ST.



St. Caspar’s Fish Fry (Proceeds to partially benefit Fulton County Historical Society)

Friday, October ?


St. Caspar’s Roman Catholic Church, North Shoop Avenue, Wauseon, OH


Haunting History Walking Tours

October 21, 22, and 29 (Reservations Only)

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

13 and older: $10, Members and Children: $8

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, 2016

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fulton County Museum, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH



Plan your Christmas Party now…

December 6-23

Fulton County Museum, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH

Evening Private Christmas Parties/Tea Buffets by Reservation


Pearl Harbor 75th Remembrance Event (Free Admission to ALL WWII Veterans & Members)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fulton County Museum, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH


Santa at the Wauseon Depot

Thursday, December 17 – Friday, 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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