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The Fulton County Historical Society in Wauseon, OH will present a special exhibit at the Fulton County Museum entitled, “Hell & Homefront: Civil War Through Fulton County Eyes.” This is part of a five year project, as part of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the United States Civil War, which includes exhibits and exhibits and educational programs on the history of Fulton County from the Underground Railroad movement in the 1830s through the reconstruction era. The exhibit is not a glorification of war, or particular battles, but show visitors the viewpoints of Fulton County citizens, both on the battle field, and those left behind at home. The museum’s extensive collection of Civil War era artifacts will be the centerpiece of this commemoration, including the epaulettes of Col. Ephraeus Lord Barber, the Tiffany & Co. Presentation sword of Col. Edwin Hayes, a surrender flag from the Cumberland Gap, and a civil war veteran’s snare drum.
An opening reception will take place on Sunday April 17th from noon to 4 p.m.
The Fulton County Museum features 14 rooms showcasing permanent exhibits, including a rare Jacob Werry Blanket Chest and the infant cradle of race car driver Barney Oldfield, and changing displays dating from about 1820-1960. The museum and archives research room is located at 229 Monroe Street in downtown Wauseon, OH, 2 blocks west of N. Fulton St. on State Route 2 (Elm St), then one half block north on Monroe. Through Labor Day, the museum will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10am – 4pm, and Saturdays from 10am – 2pm.
For more information, call (419)337-7922 or visit the museum web site, at www.fultoncountyhs.org.