The Auglaize County Historical Society and many of the county’s village historical societies and museums announce the debut of the Auglaize County: In Motion banners and brochures, which will occur at a countywide open house on Sunday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Auglaize County: In Motion is the heritage tourism initiative funded by Ohio Humanities and based upon the themes of motion, movement, and transportation that are reflected in so much local history. Support from Ohio Humanities, the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation, St. Marys Community Foundation, and the City of Wapakoneta’s Lodging Tax grant program allowed the historical society to print 20,000 16-panel brochures and 13 life-sized, self-standing banners that highlight In Motion sites around the county available for the public to visit.
The following sites will participate in Sunday’s countywide open house:
ACHS’ Wapakoneta Museum, 206 West Main Street, Wapakoneta
ACHS’ Mooney Museum, 223 South Main Street, St. Marys;
Armstrong Air and Space Museum, 500 Apollo Drive, Wapakoneta;
Cridersville Historical Society, 111 West Sugar Street, Cridersville;
Fort Amanda, State Route 198 (a representative of ACHS will be present to distribute brochures);
New Knoxville Historical Society, 107 East German Street, New Knoxville;
New Bremen Historic Association’s Luelleman House, 120 North Main Street, New Bremen;
NBHA’s Pape House, 236 North Main Street, New Bremen;
Uniopolis Historical Society, East Ohio Street, Uniopolis.
States Historical Society administrator Rachel Barber,” We hope that many local residents will stop by and visit one or more of these sites on Sunday, pick up some brochures for themselves and for others, and take a look at the banners. The banners alone are quite large and impressive; I think that people will be very happily surprised. We in Auglaize County are often so modest about our communities and ourselves. Here’s a great opportunity to shine the light on our fascinating history.”
Founded in 1963, the Auglaize County Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of Auglaize County and its people through exhibits, programs, and publications.
Ohio Humanities serves as an advocate for the public humanities in Ohio. Ohio Humanities promotes the humanities through public programs, grants, and community projects with the goal of helping individuals and communities explore, share, and be inspired by the human experience.
For more information about this event or the Auglaize County Historical Society, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 419/738-9328. The Auglaize County Historical Society is also on Facebook.