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Congratulations to the Fulton County Historical Society! They have been awarded a $1,500 research grant from the Ohio Humanities Council to implement a sesquicentennial commemoration project.
The Society’s five year project, “Hell & Homefront: Civil War Through Fulton County Eyes” will contain exhibits, educational programs and a publication on the history of Fulton County from the Underground Railroad movement in the 1830s through the reconstruction era. Rather than glorify the war or particular battles, the Society’s objective is to present the views of Fulton County citizens on the battlefield and on the home front. They plan on presenting their research in a series of free lectures in the spring.
The museum has an extensive Civil War artifacts collection, which will be showcased during the commemoration. The Society is seeking family stories, collectors, historians, veterans and volunteers to get involved in the project. You can also share your ideas on the blog!
For more information, contact Mr. Swearingen through the museum’s email address, email@example.com or at the museum where the research project is taking place, (419)337-7922.
FULTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
229 Monroe Street, P.O. Box 104
Wauseon, OH 43567-0104