Hospitals, Healing and History: Medicine in Hancock County
October 5th – December 23rd
The practice of medicine in Hancock County has evolved with each passing year and new advances in science and technology. Hospitals, Healing and History: Medicine in Hancock County features many of the tools, equipment, and treatments used by local doctors for generations, from the generic to the more obscure. The exhibit looks at the lives of many of the notable doctors and nurses of Hancock County’s past, including Dr. Linaweaver, Dr. Tritch, Dr. Oesterlin, Dr. Enright, and Josephine Koehler R.N. The exhibit also features the products of Findlay’s own Glessner Medicine Company and looks back on the history of the Blanchard Valley Hospital, from its early days as the Home and Hospital for Friendless Women and Children, to the innovations of 2016 – the organization’s 125th year.
The Heart, Soul and History of McComb
November 2, 2016 – March 17, 2017
In February 2015, the village of McComb was selected by the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation to participate in the Community Heart & Soul initiative – a two year community development project. This exhibit offers a glimpse into the Heart and Soul of McComb through its history. We look at the changing landscape of Main Street and the downtown businesses, the school system, athletics, the Andrews Raiders and other rich Civil War history, transportation, the practice of medicine, and emergency services.