History

Monclova Community Center Announces Events
The Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd., Monclova, will host a variety of events throughout 2017.
A Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, June 17 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy this self-paced tour of the beautiful gardens in Monclova, and take home some ideas for your own space. The tour includes a variety of gardens as well as a daylily farm.
Tickets are $10.00 per person and include light refreshments. Pre-sale tickets may be purchased with cash, check, or credit card at the Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd., Monclova. Office hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
On Wednesday through Friday, June 14-16 tickets will also be available at the Monclova Community Center from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. outside of the main office.
The day of the tour tickets may be purchased with cash or check at 3345 Stonebrooke Lane, Maumee.
History lectures are scheduled for Wednesdays, July 12 and Sunday, October 1.
Other special events include “Mom-to-Mom sale” on Sunday, August 6; “Employee Recognition Event” on Wednesday, August 9; “Reverse Raffle” on Friday, September 15 and “Monclova Market Days,” coming late summer/early fall 2017.
Trivia nights will be held on Fridays, August 11 and November 10.
Holiday events are planned for Wednesday, October 25, “Halloween Back” and Wednesday, December 13, “Christmas Celebration.”
For more information, call (419) 861-1336 or visit www.MonclovaCommunityCenter.com.

Lucas County Genealogical Society Plans Meeting
The Lucas County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Huntington meeting room on the first floor of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., Toledo.
All are welcome. There will be a presentation by Winston Chester from the Lucas County Auditor’s Office on AREIS, an online property search. For further information, visit www.lucasogs.org.

MVHS Announces Annual Meeting At Center
The Maumee Valley Historical Society at the Wolcott Heritage Center, 1035 River Rd., Maumee, will host its annual membership meeting on Thursday, June 22 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Demonstration Days Planned At Wood County Museum
The Wood County Historical Center and Museum will offer free family fun and historical demonstrations on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 during Demonstration Days Weekend. The Historical Center is located at 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. Both the event and museum offer free admission all weekend.
The Wood County Amateur Radio Club (WCARC) will hold its annual Field Day in the Boom Town area of the grounds at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, and if weather permits, through the night until Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The Wood County Board of County Commissioners will recognize the work of the Wood County Amateur Radio Club with a proclamation on Saturday, June 24 at 3:00 p.m.
Every June, more than 40,000 Amateur (Ham) Radio operators throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate radio science, as well as their importance to our communities. Field Day is a nationwide exercise sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) as a means to practice emergency communication procedures using temporary antennas and emergency power. In the event of a disaster, hams are ready and able to set up communication facilities on short notice almost anywhere.
Other demonstrations will include a pioneer picnic and 1860s-era outdoor games on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The public is welcome to pack a lunch to enjoy on the grounds alongside costumed interpreters. The museum will also be open from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday with free admission as part of the Demonstration Days festivities.
Details about other upcoming Demonstration Days and museum events is available online at www.woodcountyhistory.org and www.gobgohio.com, or by calling (419) 352-0967.

Kids History Day Camp Set At The Wolcott
The Wolcott 2017 History Day Camp will be held at the Wolcott Heritage Center, 1035 River Rd., Maumee, Monday through Friday, June 26-30 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The camp is designed for children going into 3rd through 6th grades
Different daily experiences including games, music, stories and preparing old-fashioned snacks will be featured. Attendees will create many take-home projects, experience daily life in the 1800, spend a day with Guest Native American Interpreter Taylor Moyer, and explore transportation with activities in the historic Train Depot and caboose. Additionally a visit to the farmhouse to try weaving and learn about production of textiles with guest weaver Ruth Hasselman is planned. A presentation by MVHS curator, Kathy Dowd will talk about the layers of clothing that comprised the fashion in the early days. Throughout the week, students will gain an understanding of the United States’ symbols and patriotism.
The cost is $175 per child. Register online at www.wolcotthouse.org/events/history-summer-camp.

Whitehouse Historical Society Offers 2017 Programs
The Whitehouse Historical Society announces upcoming events, including: Founders Day on Wednesday; July 5; Buskerfest on Saturday, September 9; Trick-or-Treat on Tuesday, October 31 and Tree Lighting and Decoration Making on Sunday, December 3.

Monclova History Lecture Features Frank Butwin
The Monclova Historical Foundation will host a history lecture on Wednesday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. featuring Frank Butwin as General “Mad” Anthony Wayne.
Anthony Wayne was a U.S. Army officer, statesman, and member of the United States House of Representatives. Wayne adopted a military career at the outset of the American Revolutionary War, where his military exploits and fiery personality quickly earned him promotion to brigadier general and the nickname “Mad Anthony.” He later served as General in Chief of the Army and commanded the Legion of the United States in the famous Battle of Fallen Timbers.
The lecture will take place at the Monclova Community Center (Ottawa Room) located at 8115 Monclova Rd. Admission and parking are free.

Full Slate Of Workshops Announced At Fort Meigs
Fort Meigs has a full slate of classes and workshops planned for the coming months.
Learn how floor cloths brightened up a room in the early 19th century and make one for your own home in similar fashion in the Level 2 Floor Cloth Workshops, hosted on Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16. Or make your own hand-dipped beeswax candles in Fort Meigs’ newest workshop, Candle Making Class, to be held on September 30.
Additional workshops include Block Printing on November 18-19. Preregistration is required for all classes and some have a required minimum number of participants. More information can be found on the Fort Meigs events webpage at www.fortmeigs.org/events or by calling the site at (419) 874-4121.

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.

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