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The Hancock Historical Museum is a privately-funded, nonprofit history museum founded in 1970 by five Findlay residents who wanted to ensure the rich heritage of Hancock County wouldn’t be forgotten with the passage of time.
Their vision is alive today in vibrant educational programs, dynamic exhibits and successful preservation efforts that honor Hancock County’s past while inspiring its future. Thousands of children and adults tour the museum’s buildings and sites every year to learn more about the community they share and its contributions to the region.
As a private nonprofit organization, the museum raises funds from a variety of sources for educational programming, preservation and curation. Private donations (including memberships and funds received through the museum’s endowment) account for more than 78 percent of annual operating funds.
The Hancock Historical Museum is a one-of-a-kind and much-loved resource in our community. Without it, things like our community sense of place and shared history would fade. Please consider making a financial gift to support these efforts so the museum may continue to tell Hancock County’s story -our story- to future generations.