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It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about the Prohibition Era, and what the seedier side of the 1920s was like from Curator Joy Bennett of the Hancock Historical Museum. 

https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/prohibition/

To celebrate our newest exhibit
June 22, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about the Prohibition Era, and what the seedier side of the 1920s was like from Curator Joy Bennett of the Hancock Historical Museum. https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/prohibition/ To celebrate our newest exhibit "Love Letters: A Jazz Age Romance" featuring love letters written by Findlay native Earl Kennedy in the 1920s to his fiancée in Cleveland, we will be releasing one new blog post every Tuesday! The posts will be done by guest bloggers from Bowling Green State University, the University of Findlay, local historians, and loads of other brilliant people! Each post has a different theme, but they're all about the 1920s! Check it out on our website, and feel free to explore the digital exhibit and come on down to see the in person featured exhibit as well! #ILovethe1920s #Blog #1920sBlog #DowntownFindlay #Findlay #FindlayOhio #History #LocalHistory #storytelling #MuseumFromHome #Discover419 #go419 #wereinthistogether #OhioStrong #Museum #HancockHistoricalMuseum #HancockCounty #HancockCountyOhio #museums #Ohio #OhioHistory #NwOhio #Ohiofindithere #explore419 #igers_nwohio
Do you have a history loving Dad? Bring him down to the Museum today between at 1 and 4!
June 20, 2021
Do you have a history loving Dad? Bring him down to the Museum today between at 1 and 4!
#FarmerFriday  Daniel was born to Peter and Anna (Ginder) Walter on January 9, 1843, in Blanchard Township, Hancock County, Ohio. His parents were immigrants from Germany and Switzerland. They settled on land in Blanchard township, and worked hard to make their farm work. Daniel grew up working hard and attending the local schools. When his father passed away, he inherited the family farm which consisted of two hundred and forty acres of land. Daniel raised standard crops, and also was involved in stock raising. He was a fan of modern methods of agriculture. On December 20, 1886, he married Miss Louisa J. Flick. They had five children; Mary, Clara, Emmet, Ida, and Eva. Daniel passed away on October 23, 1936 at age 93. He was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. 

#Farm #Farms #Farmer #Farmers #Farming #FarmLife #AgLife #Agriculture #Country #History #LocalHistory #Storytelling #Discover419 #Go419 #MuseumFromHome #FindlayOh #Trivia #Findlay #OhioStrong #HancockHistoricalMuseum #HancockCountyOhio #Ohio #OhioHistory #NwOhio #Ohiofindithere #explore419 #igers_nwohio
June 18, 2021
#FarmerFriday Daniel was born to Peter and Anna (Ginder) Walter on January 9, 1843, in Blanchard Township, Hancock County, Ohio. His parents were immigrants from Germany and Switzerland. They settled on land in Blanchard township, and worked hard to make their farm work. Daniel grew up working hard and attending the local schools. When his father passed away, he inherited the family farm which consisted of two hundred and forty acres of land. Daniel raised standard crops, and also was involved in stock raising. He was a fan of modern methods of agriculture. On December 20, 1886, he married Miss Louisa J. Flick. They had five children; Mary, Clara, Emmet, Ida, and Eva. Daniel passed away on October 23, 1936 at age 93. He was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. #Farm #Farms #Farmer #Farmers #Farming #FarmLife #AgLife #Agriculture #Country #History #LocalHistory #Storytelling #Discover419 #Go419 #MuseumFromHome #FindlayOh #Trivia #Findlay #OhioStrong #HancockHistoricalMuseum #HancockCountyOhio #Ohio #OhioHistory #NwOhio #Ohiofindithere #explore419 #igers_nwohio
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Graduate Student Tessa Jenkins from the University of Findlay  's Masters of Rhetoric and Writing program has written a few diary entries from the perspective of Marie McCarthy, the leading lady of our current Love Letters exhibit. 

https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/maries-diary-entries/

To celebrate our newest exhibit
June 15, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Graduate Student Tessa Jenkins from the University of Findlay 's Masters of Rhetoric and Writing program has written a few diary entries from the perspective of Marie McCarthy, the leading lady of our current Love Letters exhibit. https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/maries-diary-entries/ To celebrate our newest exhibit "Love Letters: A Jazz Age Romance" featuring love letters written by Findlay native Earl Kennedy in the 1920s to his fiancée in Cleveland, we will be releasing one new blog post every Tuesday! The posts will be done by guest bloggers from Bowling Green State University, the University of Findlay, local historians, and loads of other brilliant people! Each post has a different theme, but they're all about the 1920s! Check it out on our website, and feel free to explore the digital exhibit and come on down to see the in person featured exhibit as well! #ILovethe1920s #Blog #1920sBlog #DowntownFindlay #Findlay #FindlayOhio #History #LocalHistory #storytelling #MuseumFromHome #Discover419 #go419 #wereinthistogether #OhioStrong #Museum #HancockHistoricalMuseum #HancockCounty #HancockCountyOhio #museums #Ohio #OhioHistory #NwOhio #Ohiofindithere #explore419 #igers_nwohio #Diary The University of Findlay, Graduate and Professional Studies
#FarmerFriday Sheldon was born on July 10, 1842 to Elijah and Sarah (Walters) Woodruff in Eagle Township, Hancock County, Ohio. Elijah entered his first land from the government and had three old parchment deeds according him ownership of property. The first for one hundred sixty acres granted to aid in building canals signed by Governor Allen Trimble on 1829. The second was for forty acres dated May 6, 1835, and was signed by President Andrew Jackson. The third was again for forty acres, dated April 18, 1837, and signed by Martin Van Buren. The family grew up in a little log cabin, and cultivated sixty acres of his land. After the death of his parents, the property was divided amongst the children, and Sheldon settled on his portion. He married Miss Missouri Alspach on February 18, 1864. They had four children; Ella, Harry, Floyd, and Ollie. Sheldon served as township trustee for six years. He was also well known for his beekeeping in later years. Sheldon passed away after a long life in 1923. He was buried in Bishop Cemetery in Arlington, Ohio. 
Pictured: Sheldon and Missouri Woodruff

#Farm #Farms #Farmer #Farmers #Farming #FarmLife #AgLife #Agriculture #Country #History #LocalHistory #Storytelling #Discover419 #Go419 #MuseumFromHome #FindlayOh #Trivia #Findlay #OhioStrong #HancockHistoricalMuseum #HancockCountyOhio #Ohio #OhioHistory #NwOhio #Ohiofindithere #explore419 #igers_nwohio
June 11, 2021
#FarmerFriday Sheldon was born on July 10, 1842 to Elijah and Sarah (Walters) Woodruff in Eagle Township, Hancock County, Ohio. Elijah entered his first land from the government and had three old parchment deeds according him ownership of property. The first for one hundred sixty acres granted to aid in building canals signed by Governor Allen Trimble on 1829. The second was for forty acres dated May 6, 1835, and was signed by President Andrew Jackson. The third was again for forty acres, dated April 18, 1837, and signed by Martin Van Buren. The family grew up in a little log cabin, and cultivated sixty acres of his land. After the death of his parents, the property was divided amongst the children, and Sheldon settled on his portion. He married Miss Missouri Alspach on February 18, 1864. They had four children; Ella, Harry, Floyd, and Ollie. Sheldon served as township trustee for six years. He was also well known for his beekeeping in later years. Sheldon passed away after a long life in 1923. He was buried in Bishop Cemetery in Arlington, Ohio. Pictured: Sheldon and Missouri Woodruff #Farm #Farms #Farmer #Farmers #Farming #FarmLife #AgLife #Agriculture #Country #History #LocalHistory #Storytelling #Discover419 #Go419 #MuseumFromHome #FindlayOh #Trivia #Findlay #OhioStrong #HancockHistoricalMuseum #HancockCountyOhio #Ohio #OhioHistory #NwOhio #Ohiofindithere #explore419 #igers_nwohio
June 10, 2021
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June 8, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about the history of Cedar Point  from Bowling Green State University's Graduate Student, Dee Elliot's blog! *Photo Courtesy of the Sandusky Library - Official Page  
https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/the-island-in-the-lake/

To celebrate our newest exhibit
June 8, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about the history of Cedar Point from Bowling Green State University's Graduate Student, Dee Elliot's blog! *Photo Courtesy of the Sandusky Library - Official Page https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/the-island-in-the-lake/ To celebrate our newest exhibit "Love Letters: A Jazz Age Romance" featuring love letters written by Findlay native Earl Kennedy in the 1920s to his fiancée in Cleveland, we will be releasing one new blog post every Tuesday! The posts will be done by guest bloggers from Bowling Green State University, the University of Findlay, local historians, and loads of other brilliant people! Each post has a different theme, but they're all about the 1920s! Check it out on our website, and feel free to explore the digital exhibit and come on down to see the in person featured exhibit as well! #ILovethe1920s #Blog #1920sBlog #DowntownFindlay #Findlay #FindlayOhio #History #LocalHistory #storytelling #MuseumFromHome #Discover419 #go419 #wereinthistogether #OhioStrong #Museum #HancockHistoricalMuseum #HancockCounty #HancockCountyOhio #museums #Ohio #OhioHistory #NwOhio #Ohiofindithere #explore419 #igers_nwohio Bowling Green State University BGSU Graduate College BGSU Department of History
June 4, 2021
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June 3, 2021
Join us for our Brown Bag Lecture, Thursday, June 3rd at 12:00pm! The lecture will be held in-person at the Hancock Historical Museum.  Jackie Porcello and Ginny Motter will be speaking about the history of Mt. Blanchard and recent community projects that have developed from the Heart & Soul initiative. Both Jackie and Ginny grew up in Mt. Blanchard. Ginny has lead historical tours in the community and will be presenting at the Blanchard River Bluegrass Festival in June.  She was instrumental in writing a book about Mt Blanchard during the 150 year celebration.  Ginny graduated from Mt Blanchard High School. Jackie has been involved in the community through Heart and Soul, park board, Beautification Committee and church.  Jackie graduated from Riverdale High School.

The in-person lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register to attend, please call the Hancock Historical Museum at (419) 423-4433.
June 1, 2021
Join us for our Brown Bag Lecture, Thursday, June 3rd at 12:00pm! The lecture will be held in-person at the Hancock Historical Museum. Jackie Porcello and Ginny Motter will be speaking about the history of Mt. Blanchard and recent community projects that have developed from the Heart & Soul initiative. Both Jackie and Ginny grew up in Mt. Blanchard. Ginny has lead historical tours in the community and will be presenting at the Blanchard River Bluegrass Festival in June. She was instrumental in writing a book about Mt Blanchard during the 150 year celebration. Ginny graduated from Mt Blanchard High School. Jackie has been involved in the community through Heart and Soul, park board, Beautification Committee and church. Jackie graduated from Riverdale High School. The in-person lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register to attend, please call the Hancock Historical Museum at (419) 423-4433.
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about the life of a modern Jazz Age woman through Bowling Green State University's Graduate Student, Joshua Dubbert's blog!
https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/the-brief-life-of-a-jazz-age-professional-woman/
To celebrate our newest exhibit
June 1, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about the life of a modern Jazz Age woman through Bowling Green State University's Graduate Student, Joshua Dubbert's blog! https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/the-brief-life-of-a-jazz-age-professional-woman/ To celebrate our newest exhibit "Love Letters: A Jazz Age Romance" featuring love letters written by Findlay native Earl Kennedy in the 1920s to his fiancée in Cleveland, we will be releasing one new blog post every Tuesday! The posts will be done by guest bloggers from Bowling Green State University, the University of Findlay, local historians, and loads of other brilliant people! Each post has a different theme, but they're all about the 1920s! Check it out on our website, and feel free to explore the digital exhibit and come on down to see the in person featured exhibit as well! #ILovethe1920s #Blog #1920sBlog #DowntownFindlay #Findlay #FindlayOhio #History #LocalHistory #storytelling #MuseumFromHome #Discover419 #go419 #wereinthistogether #OhioStrong #Museum #HancockHistoricalMuseum #HancockCounty #HancockCountyOhio #museums #Ohio #OhioHistory #NwOhio #Ohiofindithere #explore419 #igers_nwohio BGSU Graduate College BGSU Department of History