History

Updated: June 6, 2019

Historic Home Tour Planned In Waterville 

The Waterville Historical Society is hosting the Historic Homes of Waterville Tour on Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine. The tour features seven historic homes and the Waterville United Methodist Church. One of the homes is a 1908 Sears Catalogue Home and has been kept in pristine condition with lots of stories to tell. 

Tickets are $20.00 per person and are available for sale at Waterville Hardware (30 N. Third St.), the Waterville Branch Library (800 Michigan Ave.), and on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Wakeman Hall, 401 Farnsworth Rd. They can also be purchased online at www.watervillehistory.org (under events), or at each stop on the day of the tour.

Waterville Historical Society Plans Programs

The Waterville Historical Society announces its slate of programs for 2019, as well as the schedule for walking tours and open houses.  

Open houses will be held at the two historic homes, Robbins and Sargent houses, on River Road. The Downtown Walking Tour begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Robbins House, and the Uptown Tour begins at noon at Wakeman Hall. These are scheduled for Saturdays: June 29, July 27, August 24 and October 26. The Wakeman Archival Center is also open on these Saturdays for historical research. An Attic Treasures Sale will be held at Wakeman Hall on June 6-7.  

Programs include:

Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Historic Homes Tour, $20.00 per ticket.  

Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. – Ghostly Encounters VI by local re-enactors, in Wakeman Cemetery.

Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. – Spiritualism in America by Mike McMaster, education programs coordinator at the Wood County Museum, at Wakeman Hall.

For further information, visit www.watervillehistory.org. 

Wolcott House Museum Exhibit Announced

The Wolcott House Museum, 1035 River Rd., Maumee is featuring Victoria’s Other Secrets. This exhibit features “unmentionables” (Victorian Underpinnings), both originals and reproductions. Kathy Dowd curator for the Maumee Valley Historical Society is very excited to give visitors a little peek behind the boudoir door. See examples of garments that help answer the age-old question, “What really does lie beneath all those layers of ruffles, lace and finery?” 

Guided tours are available on Saturdays starting at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Group tours available by appointment. For more information, visit www.wolcotthouse.org.

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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