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.
Upcoming Winter Events
Fulton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
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
February 14 Genealogy Webinar
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
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
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
AMERICAN LEGION POST 373
15 939 STATE ROUTE 109
“Hell & Homefront: Civil War through Fulton County Eyes”
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.
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
August 6, 2010
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.
Press Release for details.
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