Toledo: Juneteenth Run/Walk

By arohmiller, posted on April 10th, 2014.

[ June 21, 2014; 8:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Join the Toledo chapter of Jack and Jill of America, an African American family organization, for their inaugural Juneteenth run/walk at Swan Creek Metropark in Toledo.  For more information, visit

Sylvania: Friends of Freedom Society, Inc. Holds 14th Ohio Underground Railroad Summit

By Amanda Nelson, posted on October 26th, 2011.

On Friday, October 21, the Friends of Freedom Society, Inc., a grassroots, all volunteer, non-profit organization devoted to researching, documenting, and preserving Underground Railroad sites throughout Ohio, met in Sylvania, OH, for its 14th Ohio Underground Railroad Summit entitled, Sylvania: A Final Terminus.  The 2011 summit focused on the impact the Underground Railroad had on [...]

Maumee: Local History Forum “The Blow is Struck: A Civil War History Forum”

By cmccune, posted on August 25th, 2011.

[ September 24, 2011; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Visit the Wolcott House Museum Complex for a local history forum focusing on Northwest Ohio at the dawn of the Civil War.   Discover Northwest Ohio’s contributions to and experiences during the American Civil War.  Meet local authors, historians and experts on the Civil War.  Enjoy a day with fellow history lovers.

The conference will feature speaker R. Bruce [...]

Maumee: Exhibit “Hearts and Hands on the Homefront”

By cmccune, posted on August 25th, 2011.

[ April 21, 2011 to April 30, 2011. May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011. July 1, 2011 to July 31, 2011. August 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011. September 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011. October 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011. ] Visit the Wolcott House Museum for a special exhibit.   ”Hearts and Hands on the Homefront,” opening April 21 at the Wolcott Museum Complex, marks the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.

The exhibit provides a rare glimpse into 1861-1865 northwest Ohio, telling its story through the photographs and letters of northwest Ohio soldiers and families. Hearts [...]

Oregon: Civil War Encampment

By cmccune, posted on July 26th, 2011.

[ September 10, 2011; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Join the Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society for a  Civil War encampment and guided tours of graves of pioneers and civil war soldiers. Re-enactors stationed at gravesites will speak on their life and history. Food, bake sale and gift tent will also be  available.

Details: Ticket’s on site for $2. Children under 12 Free.

Sponsor:  Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society

Location:  North  Oregon Cemetery, Otter Creek Rd., [...]