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Tagged as: Civil War sesquicentennial event, Fulton County, Fulton County Historical Museum, Wauseon (OH).
|May 12, 2012|
|8:30 am||to||3:00 pm|
The Wauseon Downtown Association will be kicking off the summer season with Wauseon’s Amazing Race! On Saturday, May 12, everyone is invited to Depot Park to participate in this fun and informative game. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the old Depot Building, and the scavenger hunt wraps up there at 11:00 a.m. Wauseon’s Amazing Race is being held in conjunction with the Fulton County Historical Society’s Civil War Encampment at the Fulton County Historical Museum. Both the Civil War Encampment and Wauseon’s Amazing Race are free and open to the public.
Wauseon’s Amazing Race is a walking scavenger hunt of local historical sites and downtown merchants. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the city of Wauseon. You walk from clue to clue…taking pictures of the “item” you’re hunting, so plan on wearing your walking shoes.
Teams can be made up of up to five people, and teams with children must include at least one person 21 or older. Bring a digital camera or camera phone, so you can participate in this photo scavenger hunt. Plan on being back at Depot Park with your photos at 11:00 a.m. for tallying and prizes. Team prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places.
To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the Fulton County Historical Society will be sponsoring a Civil War Reenactment at the Fulton County Historical Museum on Saturday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Re-live the Civil War at the Fulton County Historical Museum.
In addition to the Civil War Encampment, the Fulton County Historical Society will be sponsoring Afternoon Tea and Story-Telling Performances. Throughout the afternoon for just $10 a person, enjoy tea and period-era stories out on the museum’s long front porch. The authentic English Afternoon Tea will include scones, finger sandwiches, desserts, hot tea, and lemonade. Performances are available for groups of 2-8 people with seating every 20 minutes from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Besides the Afternoon Tea and the civil war reenactment, visit the 1862 Hell on the Homefront Exhibit at the Fulton County Historical Museum. The exhibit is not a glorification of war, or particular battles, but shows 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.
For more information on the Civil War Reenactment, call the Fulton County Historical Society at 419-337-7922 or email Museum@fultoncountyhs.org. For more information on Wauseon’s Amazing Race, call the Wauseon Public Library at 419-335-6626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.