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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Fulton County Museum

Spring Museum Hours (open April 12)

Tuesdays - Fridays 10:00 am — 4:00 pm

Saturdays 10:00 am — 2:00 pm

The Fulton County Museum will be closed from Friday, July 4th through July 7th, 2014

 

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

 

Evening “Night at the Museum” private 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

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
MEMORIAL DEDICATION
 
WILLIAM KING
1812-1895
 
HELD JUNE 19, 2013
5:00PM
 
AMERICAN LEGION POST 373
15 939 STATE ROUTE 109
DELTA, OH

 


“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

 

Brigadeer-General

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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