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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
Join us today, Sunday, September 26th, for an open house at the Little Red Schoolhouse, located at 8884 County Road 236, from 1-4pm! Experience what it was like to attend school in a one room school house with a historical interpreter. This event is free and open to the public.
September 26, 2021
Join us today, Sunday, September 26th, for an open house at the Little Red Schoolhouse, located at 8884 County Road 236, from 1-4pm! Experience what it was like to attend school in a one room school house with a historical interpreter. This event is free and open to the public.
#FarmerFriday Jessie was born in Mahoning County, Ohio on November 12, 1830 to Adam and Elizabeth (Mown) Shilling. In 1850, Jesse moved to a homestead in Orange Township. He worked hard to clear and cultivate the land. In 1856, he married Elizabeth Main. They had one child; Lucinda Jane. Elizabeth passed away in 1864. In 1890, Jesse married Sarah Kimmel, who passed away in 1911. Jesse passed away in October of 1913, from an illness of the lungs that resulted in pneumonia. He was buried in Hassan Cemetery in Jenera.

Pictured: the Shilling Homestead
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#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 24, 2021
#FarmerFriday Jessie was born in Mahoning County, Ohio on November 12, 1830 to Adam and Elizabeth (Mown) Shilling. In 1850, Jesse moved to a homestead in Orange Township. He worked hard to clear and cultivate the land. In 1856, he married Elizabeth Main. They had one child; Lucinda Jane. Elizabeth passed away in 1864. In 1890, Jesse married Sarah Kimmel, who passed away in 1911. Jesse passed away in October of 1913, from an illness of the lungs that resulted in pneumonia. He was buried in Hassan Cemetery in Jenera. Pictured: the Shilling Homestead . . . #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 this Sunday, September 26th, for an open house at the Little Red Schoolhouse, located at 8884 County Road 236, from 1-4pm! Experience what it was like to attend school in a one room school house with a historical interpreter. This event is free and open to the public.
September 22, 2021
Join us this Sunday, September 26th, for an open house at the Little Red Schoolhouse, located at 8884 County Road 236, from 1-4pm! Experience what it was like to attend school in a one room school house with a historical interpreter. This event is free and open to the public.
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about Prohibition in Ohio from Bowling green state university  student, and former Hancock Historical Museum Intern, James Rauch.
 
https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/prohibition-in-ohio/

To celebrate our newest exhibit
September 21, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about Prohibition in Ohio from Bowling green state university student, and former Hancock Historical Museum Intern, James Rauch. https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/prohibition-in-ohio/ 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 BGSU Department of History
The Patterson-Roth House is one of six beautiful south end homes featured on the 2021 Historic Homes Tour. 

Arthur D. Patterson, owner and president of Pattersons’ Department Store, built this French Eclectic house in 1929, after returning from military duty during WWI. He built the home to resemble the French farmhouses he had seen while in the European Theater. 

The home was originally built with a white-wash over the brick exterior. The paint was sandblasted and removed in 1976. Several interior details remain well-preserved, including built-ins, hardwood floors, light fixtures, French doors, and decorative hardware. The original blueprints of the home can be seen hanging in the main stairway. 

Tickets are on sale now at https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/events/2021-historic-homes-tour/
September 20, 2021
The Patterson-Roth House is one of six beautiful south end homes featured on the 2021 Historic Homes Tour. Arthur D. Patterson, owner and president of Pattersons’ Department Store, built this French Eclectic house in 1929, after returning from military duty during WWI. He built the home to resemble the French farmhouses he had seen while in the European Theater. The home was originally built with a white-wash over the brick exterior. The paint was sandblasted and removed in 1976. Several interior details remain well-preserved, including built-ins, hardwood floors, light fixtures, French doors, and decorative hardware. The original blueprints of the home can be seen hanging in the main stairway. Tickets are on sale now at https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/events/2021-historic-homes-tour/
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about 1920s makeup from Joy Bennett, Archivist and Curator of the Hancock Historical Museum! 

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

To celebrate our newest exhibit
September 14, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about 1920s makeup from Joy Bennett, Archivist and Curator of the Hancock Historical Museum! https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/makeup-in-the-1920s/ 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
Grab your friends or make it a date night and join us for the Champagne & Candlelight Preview of the 2021 Historic Homes Tour on Saturday, October 9th from 7-10pm. The six houses will be open to a limited number of guests for this VIP tour with wine tastings, appetizers and desserts. Tickets are $50 for museum members, $60 for nonmembers and may be purchased at Museum. Limited number of tickets still available! For more information visit https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/events/champagne-candlelight-preview/
September 8, 2021
Grab your friends or make it a date night and join us for the Champagne & Candlelight Preview of the 2021 Historic Homes Tour on Saturday, October 9th from 7-10pm. The six houses will be open to a limited number of guests for this VIP tour with wine tastings, appetizers and desserts. Tickets are $50 for museum members, $60 for nonmembers and may be purchased at Museum. Limited number of tickets still available! For more information visit https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/events/champagne-candlelight-preview/
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Join us for our Brown Bag Lecture, Thursday, September 2nd at noon! The lecture will be held in-person at the Hancock Historical Museum. Lifelong Hancock County resident, Don Steinman, will be presenting
August 31, 2021
Join us for our Brown Bag Lecture, Thursday, September 2nd at noon! The lecture will be held in-person at the Hancock Historical Museum. Lifelong Hancock County resident, Don Steinman, will be presenting "Unusual & Amazing Stories from Southern Hancock County's Past." Don has been a devoted member of the Eagle Creek Historical Organization since 1997 and written more than 56 newsletters concerning the history of the southern eight townships of Hancock County. The lecture is free for museum members, and $3 for nonmembers. Please call ahead to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Masks not required, but encouraged. For more information, 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 1920s era cocktails from Dr. from Dr. Adam Criblez, former Archivist of the Hancock Historical Museum, and current Professor of History at Southeast Missouri State University!

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

To celebrate our newest exhibit
August 31, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about 1920s era cocktails from Dr. from Dr. Adam Criblez, former Archivist of the Hancock Historical Museum, and current Professor of History at Southeast Missouri State University! https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/1920s-cocktails/ 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
Tickets to the 2021 Historic Homes Tour will go on sale Wednesday, September 1st! This Hancock County favorite will return to Findlay October 9th & 10th. The six beautiful homes on this year's tour date from the 1890s to the 1920s and encompass architectural styles from Colonial Revival to French Eclectic. Presale tickets will be available at the museum or on our website https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/events/2020-historic-homes-tour/
August 29, 2021
Tickets to the 2021 Historic Homes Tour will go on sale Wednesday, September 1st! This Hancock County favorite will return to Findlay October 9th & 10th. The six beautiful homes on this year's tour date from the 1890s to the 1920s and encompass architectural styles from Colonial Revival to French Eclectic. Presale tickets will be available at the museum or on our website https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/events/2020-historic-homes-tour/
Legend has it that concealing a snapdragon makes a person appear fascinating and cordial, and in the language of flowers, snapdragons are said to represent both deception (perhaps tied to the notion of concealment) and graciousness. 

There are only three spots left for the summertime centerpiece workshop hosted by Courtney Dutcher, owner of Dutcher Flower Farm and Design on Thursday, September 9th from 6-8pm! Spend an evening on our campus and create your own centerpiece using a variety of local, seasonal flowers and learn the history behind some of those flowers. 💐

Space is limited and reservations are required. Sign up today at https://hancock-historical-museum.square.site/
August 27, 2021
Legend has it that concealing a snapdragon makes a person appear fascinating and cordial, and in the language of flowers, snapdragons are said to represent both deception (perhaps tied to the notion of concealment) and graciousness. There are only three spots left for the summertime centerpiece workshop hosted by Courtney Dutcher, owner of Dutcher Flower Farm and Design on Thursday, September 9th from 6-8pm! Spend an evening on our campus and create your own centerpiece using a variety of local, seasonal flowers and learn the history behind some of those flowers. 💐 Space is limited and reservations are required. Sign up today at https://hancock-historical-museum.square.site/
After eight weeks, our History with a Twist Craft Cocktail Competition has come to a close. It is our pleasure to announce that the winner of this year’s competition, with Findlay’s favorite craft cocktail, is Vivir Modern Mexican with their “Two 'Wrights' Don't Make a Wrong.” We would also like to recognize our 2nd place winner, Hull's Trace Wine Cellar with “Hull's 1812 Sangria.”

The winner for Best Historical Inspiration is The Bourbon Affair, with their “City of Light.” 

All of our competitors this year did a wonderful job of creating a delicious craft cocktail, inspired by history! With more a sold out crowd for our in-person event and over 100 passports sold, we want to thank the community for supporting the Hancock Historical Museum and our local small businesses with this fun initiative.
August 25, 2021
After eight weeks, our History with a Twist Craft Cocktail Competition has come to a close. It is our pleasure to announce that the winner of this year’s competition, with Findlay’s favorite craft cocktail, is Vivir Modern Mexican with their “Two 'Wrights' Don't Make a Wrong.” We would also like to recognize our 2nd place winner, Hull's Trace Wine Cellar with “Hull's 1812 Sangria.” The winner for Best Historical Inspiration is The Bourbon Affair, with their “City of Light.” All of our competitors this year did a wonderful job of creating a delicious craft cocktail, inspired by history! With more a sold out crowd for our in-person event and over 100 passports sold, we want to thank the community for supporting the Hancock Historical Museum and our local small businesses with this fun initiative.