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Its #SpookySeason and we're bringing you some of the creepiest and unique dolls in our collection to get you in the Halloween spirit! Beginning Monday, see featured shots and learn a little history about these dolls for Creepy Doll Week!

Cast your vote for the creepiest doll by entering their number in the comments below! 

Need a close up? Each doll will be featured over the next week, culminating on October 31st with the winner! You can also visit the Museum during regular business hours to see them in person! #hhmcreepydollweek
October 22, 2021
Its #SpookySeason and we're bringing you some of the creepiest and unique dolls in our collection to get you in the Halloween spirit! Beginning Monday, see featured shots and learn a little history about these dolls for Creepy Doll Week! Cast your vote for the creepiest doll by entering their number in the comments below! Need a close up? Each doll will be featured over the next week, culminating on October 31st with the winner! You can also visit the Museum during regular business hours to see them in person! #hhmcreepydollweek
#FarmerFriday Milton was born in July of 1870, to Sylvanus and Lucy (Huntington) Trout in Allen Township, Hancock County, Ohio. Milton spent almost his entire life on the same farm of seventy-two acres of land in that township. He worked hard to make the farm work, and was lucky enough to have land in the oil belt of the county. He married Miss Irma Hadsall in 1895. They had eight children; Samuel, Inez, Theresa, Edna, Charles, Clarissa, Robert, and Laura. In 1904, Milton developed lung trouble, and moved his family to Arizona for his health. His health improved in Arizona, though the family eventually moved to San Bernadino, California. Milton died on June 12, 1944, aged 73, and was buried in Elsinore Valley Cemetery, Riverside County, California. 
Pictured: General Farming Photo from the Museum's Collections
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October 22, 2021
#FarmerFriday Milton was born in July of 1870, to Sylvanus and Lucy (Huntington) Trout in Allen Township, Hancock County, Ohio. Milton spent almost his entire life on the same farm of seventy-two acres of land in that township. He worked hard to make the farm work, and was lucky enough to have land in the oil belt of the county. He married Miss Irma Hadsall in 1895. They had eight children; Samuel, Inez, Theresa, Edna, Charles, Clarissa, Robert, and Laura. In 1904, Milton developed lung trouble, and moved his family to Arizona for his health. His health improved in Arizona, though the family eventually moved to San Bernadino, California. Milton died on June 12, 1944, aged 73, and was buried in Elsinore Valley Cemetery, Riverside County, California. Pictured: General Farming Photo from the Museum's Collections . . . . #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
#womancrushwednesday Maude was born in Marion, Alabama in September of 1862 to James Wimberly and Frances Cook. She was educated in Judson College, and married John Patrick Murray of Bardstown, Kentucky around 1886. They had two sons, Herbert and Wallace. The Murray family moved to Findlay in April of 1889. The lived in the H.H. Louthan house on Summit Street. John went into a partnership with Daniel E. Child and George S. Dorney to build and operate a factory for the manufacture of pressed and common brick. They built a plant on seven acres in the south part of the city just east of the American Nail and Machine Works. George Dorney later sold his interest in the company and went into business with another partner. Child and Murray continued their brick and tile works together until a tragic fire on September 9, 1892. John Murray died when a brick wall fell on whim while trying to direct the firemen. Maude sold her husband’s interest in the brick and tile works to Daniel Child in late October. She built a home at 903 South Main Street and married Albert C. Miller, the proprietor of the Central Drug Store at 404 South Main around 1896. Maude was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church and gave a stained glass window in memory of her first husband. She was a charter member of the Symposium Club, and an organizer of the Shakespearean Class. Around 1900, Maude, her husband and sons left Findlay.  Maude made quite a name for herself as a newspaper and magazine writer. She was also involved in politics. She died on March 28, 1935 of respiratory problems at her home in Columbus. She was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay. 
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October 20, 2021
#womancrushwednesday Maude was born in Marion, Alabama in September of 1862 to James Wimberly and Frances Cook. She was educated in Judson College, and married John Patrick Murray of Bardstown, Kentucky around 1886. They had two sons, Herbert and Wallace. The Murray family moved to Findlay in April of 1889. The lived in the H.H. Louthan house on Summit Street. John went into a partnership with Daniel E. Child and George S. Dorney to build and operate a factory for the manufacture of pressed and common brick. They built a plant on seven acres in the south part of the city just east of the American Nail and Machine Works. George Dorney later sold his interest in the company and went into business with another partner. Child and Murray continued their brick and tile works together until a tragic fire on September 9, 1892. John Murray died when a brick wall fell on whim while trying to direct the firemen. Maude sold her husband’s interest in the brick and tile works to Daniel Child in late October. She built a home at 903 South Main Street and married Albert C. Miller, the proprietor of the Central Drug Store at 404 South Main around 1896. Maude was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church and gave a stained glass window in memory of her first husband. She was a charter member of the Symposium Club, and an organizer of the Shakespearean Class. Around 1900, Maude, her husband and sons left Findlay. Maude made quite a name for herself as a newspaper and magazine writer. She was also involved in politics. She died on March 28, 1935 of respiratory problems at her home in Columbus. She was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay. . . . #WCW #WomensHistory #History #Herstory #LocalHistory #Storytelling #FindlayOh #FindlayOhio #DowntownFindlay #HistoryMakers #Discover419 #go419 #Findlay #OhioStrong #Museum #HancockHistoricalMuseum #HancockCounty #HancockCountyOhio #museums #Ohio #OhioHistory #NwOhio #Ohiofindithere #explore419 #igers_nwohio
The Hancock Historical Museum will host an evening of fun for all ages at a Halloween
October 19, 2021
The Hancock Historical Museum will host an evening of fun for all ages at a Halloween "Spooktacular!" this Saturday, October 23rd from 5-8pm. Enjoy tours through the “haunted” Hull House, built in 1881. Sample seasonal treats cooked over the hearth in the historic Crawford Log House. Decorate pumpkins and cookies. Children will enjoy fall activities, crafts and games throughout the museum’s multiple buildings. Guests are encouraged to come in costume! Admission is $1 per person and includes all museum facilities. Masks are encouraged.
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about Findlay resident and 1930s Hollywood star, Marie Dressler, from Joy Bennett, Archivist and Curator of the Hancock Historical Museum! 
https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/marie-dressler/
To celebrate our newest exhibit
October 19, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about Findlay resident and 1930s Hollywood star, Marie Dressler, from Joy Bennett, Archivist and Curator of the Hancock Historical Museum! https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/marie-dressler/ 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 #discover419 #go419 #Museum #HancockHistoricalMuseum #HancockCounty #HancockCountyOhio #museums #Ohio #OhioHistory #NwOhio #Ohiofindithere #explore419 #igers_nwohio
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#MysteryObjectMonday do you know what this object is? All guesses welcome, and watch out for the answer in the comments tomorrow! *Mechanical Pencil for Scale.
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October 18, 2021
The answer has been posted in the comments below. Thank you! . . . . . . . #MysteryObjectMonday do you know what this object is? All guesses welcome, and watch out for the answer in the comments tomorrow! *Mechanical Pencil for Scale. #whatIsIt #MuseumFromHome #museumQuiz #museum #FindlayOh #DowntownFindlay #Discover419 #go419 #Findlay #wereinthistogether #OhioStrong #HancockHistoricalMuseum #HancockCounty #HancockCountyOhio #museums #Ohio #OhioHistory #NwOhio #Ohiofindithere #explore419 #igers_nwohio
#FarmerFriday William was born in Fairfield County, Ohio on December 6, 1844 to Michael and Sarah (Martens) Glauner. The family moved to Marion Township, Hancock County in 1848, settling on a farm of one hundred and ten acres of land. William attended the local public schools in Marion township, and worked hard on the farm. He was able to purchase his own farm in 1875. William married Miss Martha Thomas on February 9, 1871. They had six children; an unnamed infant, Franklin, Lloyd, Edna, Frederick, and Harry. William passed away in May of 1923, at age 78. He was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Pictured: General Unidentified Farming Photo from the Musuem's Collection
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October 15, 2021
#FarmerFriday William was born in Fairfield County, Ohio on December 6, 1844 to Michael and Sarah (Martens) Glauner. The family moved to Marion Township, Hancock County in 1848, settling on a farm of one hundred and ten acres of land. William attended the local public schools in Marion township, and worked hard on the farm. He was able to purchase his own farm in 1875. William married Miss Martha Thomas on February 9, 1871. They had six children; an unnamed infant, Franklin, Lloyd, Edna, Frederick, and Harry. William passed away in May of 1923, at age 78. He was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. Pictured: General Unidentified Farming Photo from the Musuem's Collection . . . #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
#WomanCrushWednesday Evalina “Eva” was born August 22, 1854 to Robert and Hannah Hurd in Findlay, Ohio. Robert and Hanna had four daughters and a son. Eva attended public schools in Findlay. There was no high school in 1872 when she would have graduated (the first graduating class was 1873), so she was sent to the Granville Female College in Granville, Ohio to finish her education. At this school, girls were not allowed to wander anywhere without a chaperone, so a procession of girls could often be seen on daily walks about the campus and the town of Granville. After her schooling was completed, Eva returned to Findlay.  The Hurd family lived on Main Street in 1875, but moved to 221 West Hardin Street by 1879. Eva taught school for a number of years in Findlay, and even was Principal of the Old Central School on East Sandusky Street for a time. In June 1884, Eva Hurd was hired as the Central School principal. She met Clarendon B. Metcalf, a teacher and the principal of No. 9 School and independent public school district southwest of the courthouse). They were married August 16, 1887, and Eva ended her teaching career. The Metcalf’s lived with Eva’s parents and her unmarried sister Clara a 221 West Hardin Street for most of their married life. They bought the H.H. Cory home at 2216 S. main Street in June of 1892, but by 1897, they were back at the Hurd home on Hardin. They had one daughter, Evelyn Barber Metcalf. Eva was an active participant in the civic life of Findlay. She was instrumental in the founding of the Findlay Home and Hospital in 1891, a charter member of the Symposium, the Colloquists and the Fort Findlay chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She died December 24, 1937 at age 83 of cancer. She is buried in Male Grove Cemetery between her parents and her husband. Clarendon had preceded her in death in January of 1933.
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October 13, 2021
#WomanCrushWednesday Evalina “Eva” was born August 22, 1854 to Robert and Hannah Hurd in Findlay, Ohio. Robert and Hanna had four daughters and a son. Eva attended public schools in Findlay. There was no high school in 1872 when she would have graduated (the first graduating class was 1873), so she was sent to the Granville Female College in Granville, Ohio to finish her education. At this school, girls were not allowed to wander anywhere without a chaperone, so a procession of girls could often be seen on daily walks about the campus and the town of Granville. After her schooling was completed, Eva returned to Findlay. The Hurd family lived on Main Street in 1875, but moved to 221 West Hardin Street by 1879. Eva taught school for a number of years in Findlay, and even was Principal of the Old Central School on East Sandusky Street for a time. In June 1884, Eva Hurd was hired as the Central School principal. She met Clarendon B. Metcalf, a teacher and the principal of No. 9 School and independent public school district southwest of the courthouse). They were married August 16, 1887, and Eva ended her teaching career. The Metcalf’s lived with Eva’s parents and her unmarried sister Clara a 221 West Hardin Street for most of their married life. They bought the H.H. Cory home at 2216 S. main Street in June of 1892, but by 1897, they were back at the Hurd home on Hardin. They had one daughter, Evelyn Barber Metcalf. Eva was an active participant in the civic life of Findlay. She was instrumental in the founding of the Findlay Home and Hospital in 1891, a charter member of the Symposium, the Colloquists and the Fort Findlay chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She died December 24, 1937 at age 83 of cancer. She is buried in Male Grove Cemetery between her parents and her husband. Clarendon had preceded her in death in January of 1933. . . . #WCW #WomensHistory #History #Herstory #LocalHistory #Storytelling #FindlayOh #FindlayOhio #DowntownFindlay #HistoryMakers #Discover419 #go419 #Findlay #OhioStrong #Museum #HancockHistoricalMuseum #HancockCounty #HancockCountyOhio #museums #Ohio #OhioHistory #NwOhio #Ohiofindithere #explore419 #igers_nwohio
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October 11, 2021
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It is a beautiful day for the Hancock Historical Museum's 2021 Historic Homes Tour! If you purchased presale tickets, they must be picked up at the museum beginning at 10am. Tickets are also available for purchase today for $20 at the museum (tickets are not available at the homes). This year’s tour promises to be a unique opportunity to see the many details of some of Findlay’s most beloved old houses!
October 10, 2021
It is a beautiful day for the Hancock Historical Museum's 2021 Historic Homes Tour! If you purchased presale tickets, they must be picked up at the museum beginning at 10am. Tickets are also available for purchase today for $20 at the museum (tickets are not available at the homes). This year’s tour promises to be a unique opportunity to see the many details of some of Findlay’s most beloved old houses!
Pre-sale tickets are still available for the 2021 Historic Homes Tour! All pre-sale tickets are $15, available today until 5pm at the Hancock Historical Museum or on our website until 6pm Saturday evening. Will-call tickets must be picked up at the Museum.

You can purchase tickets at the Museum the day of the tour, starting at 10am for $20. Don't miss your opportunity to see the many details of some of Findlay’s most beloved old houses!

For more information or to purchase tickets visit https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/events/2021-historic-homes-tour/
October 8, 2021
Pre-sale tickets are still available for the 2021 Historic Homes Tour! All pre-sale tickets are $15, available today until 5pm at the Hancock Historical Museum or on our website until 6pm Saturday evening. Will-call tickets must be picked up at the Museum. You can purchase tickets at the Museum the day of the tour, starting at 10am for $20. Don't miss your opportunity to see the many details of some of Findlay’s most beloved old houses! For more information or to purchase tickets visit https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/events/2021-historic-homes-tour/
#FarmerFriday Jacob was born in Wayne County, Ohio on January 17, 1834, to George and Emeline (Hays) Kibler. The Kibler family moved to Madison Township, in Hancock County in 1837. This being early in the settling of this area, a path had to be cut from Findlay to the farm, ten miles away. The journey was long and treacherous with high water and other obstacles. Jacob’s father died when Jacob was only 14 years old. Jacob worked for three years by the month as a farm hand, giving his mother his wages to aid in the support of the family. From the age of 17 to 20, he managed to save all of his earnings by living economically, so that they could purchase forty acres of land. His first purchase was an eighty-acre tract in Madison township. He married Miss Rebecca McClelland on February 23, 1854. They had seven children; Emza Jane, Charlotte, Flora, Etta, Thomas, Raleigh, and Benton. All the children were given a good education, and even taught school at some point. Jacob wanted his children to enjoy the education he missed out on. Eventually Jacob sold his initial farm ground, and purchased a new tract of eighty acres in Eagle Township in 1864. He worked hard to clear the land, and kept adding to his parcel, and ended up with one hundred and twenty acres. He passed away at age 81 on March 15, 1915. He was buried in Bishop Cemetery in Arlington, Ohio.
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October 8, 2021
#FarmerFriday Jacob was born in Wayne County, Ohio on January 17, 1834, to George and Emeline (Hays) Kibler. The Kibler family moved to Madison Township, in Hancock County in 1837. This being early in the settling of this area, a path had to be cut from Findlay to the farm, ten miles away. The journey was long and treacherous with high water and other obstacles. Jacob’s father died when Jacob was only 14 years old. Jacob worked for three years by the month as a farm hand, giving his mother his wages to aid in the support of the family. From the age of 17 to 20, he managed to save all of his earnings by living economically, so that they could purchase forty acres of land. His first purchase was an eighty-acre tract in Madison township. He married Miss Rebecca McClelland on February 23, 1854. They had seven children; Emza Jane, Charlotte, Flora, Etta, Thomas, Raleigh, and Benton. All the children were given a good education, and even taught school at some point. Jacob wanted his children to enjoy the education he missed out on. Eventually Jacob sold his initial farm ground, and purchased a new tract of eighty acres in Eagle Township in 1864. He worked hard to clear the land, and kept adding to his parcel, and ended up with one hundred and twenty acres. He passed away at age 81 on March 15, 1915. He was buried in Bishop Cemetery in Arlington, Ohio. . . . #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
Join us tomorrow, Thursday, October 7th at noon for our Brown Bag Lecture! Kate Mundy, a student at the University of Findlay in the masters of Rhetoric & Writing program, will be presenting
October 6, 2021
Join us tomorrow, Thursday, October 7th at noon for our Brown Bag Lecture! Kate Mundy, a student at the University of Findlay in the masters of Rhetoric & Writing program, will be presenting "1900s Working Women; The Boss Glove Factory." This collaboration with the University of Findlay English Department, gives students a first hand look into our archives and encourages them to research local history! The lecture is free for museum members, and $3 for nonmembers. For more information, please call the Hancock Historical Museum at (419)423-4433.
October 5, 2021
October 5, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about Earl Kennedy's mother Dr. Cornelia
October 5, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about Earl Kennedy's mother Dr. Cornelia "Nelia" Kennedy, suffragist, and the second practicing medical doctor in Findlay, Ohio, from Joy Bennett, Archivist and Curator of the Hancock Historical Museum! https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/dr-cornelia-nelia-kennedy/ 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 #discover419 #go419 #Museum #HancockHistoricalMuseum #HancockCounty #HancockCountyOhio #museums #Ohio #OhioHistory #NwOhio #Ohiofindithere #explore419 #igers_nwohio
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October 4, 2021
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#FarmerFriday William C. was born in Columbiana county, Ohio on December 31, 1836 to John and Katherine (Westerman) Daman. The Damans left Germany for the United States in 1830, first settling in Columbiana County, and then in 1839, moving to Big Lick Township in Hancock County. They purchased forty acres, which they continued to add to through the years. William passed most of his boyhood working on the farm. When he reached manhood, he decided to continue the pursuit of agriculture. In 1858, he purchased his own farm, and began building a house there. He continually added land to his parcel through the years. He married Angeline Measel in 1864. They had two children; Flora and Warren. Angeline passed away in 1871, and subsequently, William married Ellen McEwen on January 9, 1872. They had two children; Celestia and Charles. Ellen died in 1877, and William married Louise Slaymaker on January 18, 1880. They had one son; Frank. Louise passed away, and in 1885, William married Mrs. Phoebe Edwards. They had four children; Bessie, Edith, Frances, and John. William was known for his stock raising in Big Lick township, and his farm grew to one hundred and twenty-five acres. After a long, hard life, William passed away in 1919. He was buried in Union Cemetery in West Independence.
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October 1, 2021
#FarmerFriday William C. was born in Columbiana county, Ohio on December 31, 1836 to John and Katherine (Westerman) Daman. The Damans left Germany for the United States in 1830, first settling in Columbiana County, and then in 1839, moving to Big Lick Township in Hancock County. They purchased forty acres, which they continued to add to through the years. William passed most of his boyhood working on the farm. When he reached manhood, he decided to continue the pursuit of agriculture. In 1858, he purchased his own farm, and began building a house there. He continually added land to his parcel through the years. He married Angeline Measel in 1864. They had two children; Flora and Warren. Angeline passed away in 1871, and subsequently, William married Ellen McEwen on January 9, 1872. They had two children; Celestia and Charles. Ellen died in 1877, and William married Louise Slaymaker on January 18, 1880. They had one son; Frank. Louise passed away, and in 1885, William married Mrs. Phoebe Edwards. They had four children; Bessie, Edith, Frances, and John. William was known for his stock raising in Big Lick township, and his farm grew to one hundred and twenty-five acres. After a long, hard life, William passed away in 1919. He was buried in Union Cemetery in West Independence. . . . #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
September 30, 2021
September 30, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about Findlay's own Zeigfeld Follies star, Marilynn Miller from Joy Bennett, Archivist and Curator of the Hancock Historical Museum! 
https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/marilynn-miller/
To celebrate our newest exhibit
September 28, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about Findlay's own Zeigfeld Follies star, Marilynn Miller from Joy Bennett, Archivist and Curator of the Hancock Historical Museum! https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/marilynn-miller/ 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 #discover419 #go419 #Museum #HancockHistoricalMuseum #HancockCounty #HancockCountyOhio #museums #Ohio #OhioHistory #NwOhio #Ohiofindithere #explore419 #igers_nwohio