History

Updated: August 16, 2022

Living History Day Planned At Wood County Museum

The 19th annual Wood County Living History Day will be held on the Wood County Museum grounds on Sunday, August 28 at 2:00 p.m.

History comes alive! Meet first-person interpreters who will share stories of Wood County’s history, people and places. This year’s event is themed around the Allure & Illusion: A Rose Colored Romance wedding exhibit.

A Joyful Noise will perform at 1:30 p.m. The event is free; guests are asked to bring their own lawn chairs for seating.

Battlefield Visitor Center To Host Event

The Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission will celebrate the 228th Anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers on Saturday, August 20 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Battlefield Visitor Center, 4949 Jerome Rd., Maumee.

Attendees can talk with battle participants, view period weaponry and walk the battlefield path as well as listen to  Native American historian Rusty Cottrel with his presentation of Chief Black Hoof of the Shawnee at 2:00 p.m.

Haunted Waterville Tour Dates Announced

The Waterville Historical Society will host Haunted Waterville Tours on Thursdays, September 15, September 29 and October 6. Each event starts with a 45-minute program in the Robbins House at 114 S. River Rd. in Waterville and is followed by a 45-minute trolley tour with stops where shop owners and residents have had “ghostly encounters.”

Each tour is limited to 20 people. Times begin at 5:15 p.m. and repeat every 45 minutes until the last one at 8:15 p.m.

The cost is $30.00 per person, nonrefundable. Tickets are not available the night of the tour but can be purchased online at www.watervillehistory.org.

Book Features Historical Images Of Waterville

The Waterville Historical Society has received another shipment of the book Images of America Waterville, written by Phyllis Witzler and John and Verna Rose, which includes early pictures of Waterville. The book may be acquired with a $20.00 donation at Waterville Hardware, 28 N. Third St., or at the Wakeman Archives at 401 Farnsworth Rd.

The Wakeman Archives are now open to the public every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Walking Tour Provides Fresh View Of Fort Meigs

Northwest Ohio is dotted with fascinating and historic spaces; some immense and famous, some hidden in plain sight.

Towering on the banks of the Maumee River in Perrysburg, Fort Meigs is one of the most extensive wooden-walled fortifications in North America – it exemplifies the big and celebrated with its unique size, design and history. Now, visitors can take a self-guided GPS audio tour and discover Fort Meigs in a new and exciting way: through the eyes of the soldiers who fought there over 200 years ago. As they are guided on a walk that explores the entire fort, tour users will be fascinated by listening to breathtaking stories told by voice actors reading from historical journals. They’ll learn how the fort was built, how it was defended and how the men lived and died there during the War of 1812.

The smartphone tour is guided by Tedd Long, a local history author, storyteller and curator of www.HolyToledoHistory.com.

The 90-minute walking tour covers 17 stops inside the 10-acre fort. The smartphone tour is available for $11.99 at the Fort Meigs museum store, or it can be purchased online at www.holytoledohistory.com/tours. The tour’s immersive audio narration plays automatically at precisely the right time and place using the user’s smartphone GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

I Hear Tell Too Available For Purchase

The Whitehouse Historical Society recently published a second volume of village stories, titled I Hear Tell Too.

Books are available at the Whitehouse village office and at Whitehouse Motors on Providence Street in Whitehouse.

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