History

Updated: January 21, 2020

Eastern Bluebird Program Offered At River Raisin

The River Raisin National Battlefield Park will host a Wildlife Series program on Saturday, January 25 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. featuring the eastern bluebird. 

The program will take place at the Battlefield Visitor Center, 1403 E. Elm Ave., Monroe, Mich. 

The Wildlife Series is a partnership between the River Raisin Institute and the battlefield, through which local experts present upon the natural and cultural history of various native or invasive animals. This partnership seeks to highlight the interconnectedness between humans and other creatures in modern times, and life as it was lived during the War of 1812. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/rira.

Fort Meigs Hosts Winter Gaming Day

Fort Meigs will host a winter games gaming day on Sunday, January 26 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. From simple counting games to tabletop miniatures, there is something for everyone. Games are included with general admission. For more information, visit www.fortmeigs.org.

Wolcott House Museum Guild Holds Tea

The winter tea of the Wolcott House Museum Guild will be held on Thursday, January 30 at noon at the Maumee Branch Library.  

All guild members, former members, future members and any other interested persons are invited to attend.  Please bring some cookies, dips, cake, candy or other “goodies” if you are attending.      

If there is inclement weather and Maumee City Schools are closed, the tea is canceled. For more information, contact Judy Justus at (419) 874-6828.

Wolcott Lecture Series Speakers Announced

The Wolcott Museum Guild, in conjunction with the Maumee branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, will present its annual lecture series every Thursday in February and March at 10:00 a.m. at the library. 

Scheduled speakers include:

February 6, Joel and Tyler Burg as Anton and Claude LaSalle present “Battle of Fallen Timbers, Onward to Greenville.”   

February 13, Frank Kuron presents “General Harrison and Tecumseh, a Clash of Cultures.”  

February 20, Frank Butwin presents “The History of Wood County on Its 200th Anniversary.”                       

February 27, Julia Wiley presents “The Inside Story on the Battle of Fallen Timbers.”    

March 5, Kenneth Dickson presents “Toledo Metroparks, Our Local Treasures.”

March 12, Terence O’Leary presents “The Potato Famine and the Coming of the Irish.”

March 19, Neil Buttermore presents “General Stonewall Jackson, a Legend in His Time.”                            

March 26, Jim Carter presents “John Pray, Founder of Waterville.”

There is no admittance fee and light refreshments will be served by the guild. For more information, call Judy Justus at (419) 874-6828.

Greater Toledo Civil War Round Table Meeting Set

The Greater Toledo Civil War Round Table will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wolcott Heritage Center in the church.  

This month’s meeting will feature a discussion on the importance of authenticity in Civil War media.  Discussion points will include what is important and what can be substituted.

The public is invited to attend and light refreshments will be served. 

The Greater Toledo Civil War Round Table meets on the first Thursday of each month in the church on the grounds of the Wolcott Heritage Center, 1035 River Rd., Maumee.

Opportunity Available For Lucas County Students

The National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) is launching a new initiative, “All Aboard for History!” to provide third- through sixth-grade Lucas County students the opportunity to forge a deeper connection to Great Lakes history. 

The five-year initiative will allow up to 8,000 local students to take advantage of a complimentary visit to the museum or bring the museum’s programming to their classrooms. The museum has secured two $10,000 gifts to launch the program – with the initial gift coming from KeyBank and a more recent gift from the Cleveland Cliffs Foundation. 

Teachers interested in taking advantage of this free learning experience and individuals and corporate entities seeking to donate to the program can learn more by visiting nmgl.org/all-aboard or calling (419) 214-5000.

Sunday Specials Announced At The Wolcott

The Maumee Valley Historical Society is holding a new monthly event, “Sunday Specials.” One of the outer buildings at the Wolcott Heritage Center, located at 1035 River Rd., Maumee, will be featured each month. 

Every Sunday Special will have fun and educational activities for all ages. For more information, visit www.wolcotthouse.org.

Toledo Area Genealogical Society Sets Meetings

The Toledo Area Genealogical Society (TAGS) meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. the second Monday of the month from September to June. 

The meetings are held in Wright Hall in the Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania. For program information, visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tags/index.htm. 

Wakeman Center Seasonal Hours Announced

The Wakeman Archival Research Center, 401 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville, year-round hours are every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and also the last Saturdays of May, June, July, August and October. Look for the Open flag. 

The center contains records of Waterville organizations, businesses, churches, schools, etc., as well as family files and local history. The public may inspect them free of charge and a volunteer archivist will assist with research. No items may be removed from the archives, but copies may be made for a small fee. Donations of similar documents and photographs, or items brought to be copied and added to the files are welcome. 

To schedule an appointment at other times, call (419) 265-4871.

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