Historical Society









































Fulton County Museum

Winter Museum Hours by appointment only.

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





Upcoming Winter Events

Fulton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society winter programs:

January 10 Work Night/ Brick Walls

members will try to help anyone with beginning genealogy or "brick wall" questions. "Brick Walls" are those obstacles you find when you just don’t know where to look to find the answers to family research questions.

February 14 Genealogy Webinar

During meeting.

March 14 Don Allison, speaker NW Ohio Involvement in the Civil War.

All society meetings are held at 7pm at Trinity Lutheran Church. 410 Taylor St., Delta, OH. Parking and entry is on the back side of the church.

Saturday, February 18, Sauder Village, State Route 2, Archbold, OH

Enjoy a day filled with frozen-themed activities like sleigh rides, sledding, bird watching, nature walk and an opportunity to learn about ice-harvesting! We’ll even have some indoor activities like parlor games, popcorn popping, a snowman craft and more!

Hours: 1—5 P.M.

Admission Adults $13.00, Members $11.00

Students $6.

Monday, February 27

Metamora Area Metamora Hist. Soc.

Potluck 6:00 P.M. (bring an item to pass)

Program: For those who missed the Construction Update for the new Museum & Welcome Center of Fulton County presentation last November 17th, Director, John Swearingen. Everyone welcome.

Place: Community Library 253 Maple St. Metamora.


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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