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2024 Special Events

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Open House - Wauseon Depot

Date: Sunday, July 21 & August 18
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Wauseon Depot & Museum – 227 Depot St., Wauseon

 

Enjoy a fun afternoon at the depot as you explore this historic building in downtown Wauseon. Members of the Swanton Area Model Railroad Club will be running a model train set-up and guests of all ages will enjoy looking at the detailed displays, watching the trains, and visiting with train club members.​

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Fulton County Fair

Date: August 30 – September 5
Time: Open Friday-Monday from 10 am – 8 pm.  Tuesday-Thursday from 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: Fair Admission
Location: North end of Fulton County Fairgrounds

Join us at the Fulton County Fair for some fun activities at the historic Canfield Cabin, Reighard Blacksmith Shop and a tent filled with items from our Legacy Shop! Watch the blacksmith working at the forge, explore a cabin built in 1838 and try some hands-on activities like making rope!

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Hobo Day at Wauseon Depot

Hobo Day  
Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free Admission (Free Will Donation for Hobo Dinner)
Location: Wauseon Depot & Museum – 227 Depot St., Wauseon

Enjoy a fun afternoon at the Wauseon Depot as you discover the true adventures of hobos during the Great Depression. Explore the New York Central Depot, learn about model trains, and enjoy live music. Gather with friends to enjoy a real “Hobo Dinner” including sausage, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions, corn bread, a dessert, and beverage. A free will offering is requested for the hobo dinner. Suggested donation is $10.
 

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Open House - Lauber Hill

Date: Sunday, July 21
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church, 7094 Co. Rd. 21, Archbold, OH

 

Join us for an afternoon Open House as volunteers share stories about the history of the Lauber Hill Community. The former Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church, located five miles northeast of Archbold, Ohio, was also called the Archbold Reformed Mennonite Church. Organized around 1855, its first church was erected in 1864. Today we preserve the history of this beautiful building and the families that rest peacefully there. ​

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Ohio Open Doors - 
Explore Fulton County History!

Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost:  FREE!
Locations: Six historic sites in Fulton County

We’re excited to be featuring six historic sites in Fulton County as part of the Ohio Open Doors event this year! Take a tour of Fulton County as you explore some important landmarks and interesting places in the community. This program is presented in conjunction with The Ohio History Connection.


- History Manor - 227 Depot St., Wauseon
- Lyons Depot Museum – 136 W. Main Street, Lyons
- Heritage House –343 W. Main Street, Metamora
- Bean Creek Valley History Center - 118 W. Main Street, Fayette
- Benefield Winery - 102 N Main St, Swanton
- Trinity Methodist Church – 210 North Main Street, Swanton

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Lauber Hill Community Founder's Day

Date: Sunday, August 18
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $30.00 (Only 200 tickets available)
Location: Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church, 7094 Co. Rd. 21, Archbold, OH

Join us for the first annual Founder’s Day event to honor the history of the immigrant families who traveled to Ohio and established a farming community near Lauber Hill 190 years ago. Each year the Founder’s Day event will feature one of the families that settled near Lauber Hill with the inaugural program sharing the Lauber family’s history. The event will begin at 4:00 p.m. with a short program in the meeting house followed by a traditional Mennonite meal prepared using local recipes. Guests will enjoy fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, noodles, green beans, sweet pickles, beets, and sweet and sour coleslaw. All proceeds will go to the Lauber Hill Fund.

 

A limited number of tickets are available for this new event. Tickets are available during at the museum or by calling 419.337.7922. Tickets may also be purchased online at https://fulton-county-historical-society.square.site/shop/tickets/7
 

Click here for more event details!  

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Our World: Worldwide Day of Play

Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Cost:  General Admission Fee
Location: Museum of Fulton County

We’re pleased to be participating in the 2024 “Our World: Worldwide Day of Play” – a day dedicated to experiencing joyful learning through play. Guests of all ages are invited to join us for a day of playful activities at the Museum. Our All Aboard Train Exhibit includes many fun activities and we’ll also have a variety of historic toys and puzzles set up in the lobby for guests of all ages to enjoy! The fun will continue at the Wauseon Depot from 4:00-7:00 p.m. for the annual Hobo Day! The museum is joining forces with the Association of Children’s Museums and Nickelodeon for Our World: Worldwide Day of Play 2024

Special Programs

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Tea & Tour - Special Program

Cost: $15.00 per person (minimum of 6 guests, maximum of 24 guests)

Location: Museum of Fulton County (located across from the fairgrounds)
 Available by reservation only. Please call to check availability and make reservations for your group. 419.337.7922

Are you looking for a unique experience for your book club, card club, church group or just a special gathering with family or friends? Consider booking a “Tea and Tour” program at the Museum of Fulton County! Gather with friends around our table set with antique China to enjoy a Cream Tea that includes a pot of English tea served with a traditional scone with clotted cream and jam. This special program also includes a guided tour of the Museum.

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Family Reading Experience - Tangled Up In Luck

Cost: $39.95 - Available for purchase at Legacy Shop

Wauseon-born author Merrill Wyatt’s popular mystery novel “Tangled Up In Luck” has now come alive with an interactive reading experience! Your family will enjoy hunting for clues at real-life Wauseon locations featured in the story. If you are as clever as the story’s detectives and solve the puzzle, you will find real jewels! Your family’s experience will conclude with an exclusive author book signing event to be held this fall at the Museum of Fulton County.

 

Purchase your experience package at the museum’s Legacy Shop today and start your history adventure! The miniature steamer trunk includes the novel, a travel journal, detective’s magnifying glass, compass, and activities to navigate families through their journey from 1887 to today.  Package also includes invitation to book signing event.

Special Exhibits

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"All Aboard" Train Exhibit
NOW OPEN!

Journey back in time to explore the history of trains in Fulton County. Since 1852, electric trollies, steam and diesel engines have crisscrossed the county and helped each village thrive. The new “All Aboard!” train exhibit will feature unique artifacts from train depots across Fulton County, a working model train with a playhouse watch tower, a monumental-sized story book about trains, and a variety of hands-on activities focused on the people who worked on and around the railroad. 

 

General admission required.

Click Here To Learn More! 

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Meet Me at the Fair Exhibit
Now thru September 2024

Before motion pictures, televisions, and cell phones, Fulton County residents planned trips to and hosted extravagant exhibitions and fairs - both at home and across the US. The Fulton County Fair has been one of the best in the state for decades.

 

Due to popular demand, this special exhibit on this history of the fair will run through September 2024. General admission required.

Click here for more details! 

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