Auglaize County Museums are holding open days this weekend

WAPAKONETA – In conjunction with Auglaize County: On the Move, many of the county’s historical societies and museums announce the continuation of the 4th Sunday Open House for 2022, with many sites open for tours every 4th Sunday of the month of 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., until October. . The next 4th Sunday is this weekend, August 28th.

The following locations will be participating in Sunday’s County Open House:

ACHS’ Wapakoneta Museum, 206 W. Main St., Wapakoneta;

ACHS Mooney Museum, 223 S. Main St., St. Marys;

Cridersville Historical Society, 111 W. Sugar St., Cridersville;

Minster Historical Society Museum, 112 W. Fourth St., Minster (1-3 p.m.);

New Bremen Historic Association Luelleman House, 120 N. Main St., New Bremen (1-3 p.m.); and

NBHA’s Pope House, 236 N. Main St., New Bremen (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.);

New Knoxville Historical Society, 107 E. German St., New Knoxville;

and Uniopolis Historical Society, E. Ohio St. (State Route 67), Uniopolis.

Fort Amanda, State Road 198, will be open from dawn to dusk as usual, while the Armstrong Air and Space Museum will also be open during its regular Sunday hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ).

As a special event for the Sunday opening, the Wapakoneta Museum will exhibit recently donated photographs from the dance studio of the late Doris Weber. Visitors are invited to help identify the dozens of student dances from the 1950s and early 1960s.

Historical Society Administrator Rachel Barber said, “We hope many local residents will stop and visit many of these sites on Sunday, making an afternoon to learn about our county’s history through to our many museums. We so appreciate the collaboration of many of our Village Historical Societies in making history more readily available to our residents and guests.

Auglaize County: In Motion is the heritage tourism initiative based on the themes of motion, movement and transportation reflected in so much of Auglaize County’s history. In Motion projects have been funded three times by the Ohio Humanities Council; the county historical society is in the midst of a more than $25,000 expansion of the initiative. Among other projects, this third grant will allow historic sites and museums to integrate QR codes and other technologies to encourage heritage tourism and inform visitors.

Founded in 1963, the Auglaize County Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets and shares the history of Auglaize County, enriching lives by connecting people and communities to the past and to each other.

For more information about this event or the Auglaize County Historical Society, please contact [email protected] or 419-738-9328. The Auglaize County Historical Society is also on Facebook.

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