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Have you cast your vote for Findlay's best cocktail inspired by history? Votes are due in THREE WEEKS (August 20th) to the Hancock Historical Museum.

This week's featured cocktail for the History with a Twist: Craft Cocktail Competition passport is
July 30, 2021
Have you cast your vote for Findlay's best cocktail inspired by history? Votes are due in THREE WEEKS (August 20th) to the Hancock Historical Museum. This week's featured cocktail for the History with a Twist: Craft Cocktail Competition passport is "Hibiscus Fizz" created by The Bistro. The Hibiscus Fizz is a modern take on a well-known classic cocktail - the Gin Fizz. The first reference to a fizz appears in the 1887 edition of Jerry Thomas' Bartender's Guide. The drink continued to gain popularity in the United States through the 1940s. In New Orleans, where the gin fizz was considered a hometown specialty, restaurants had to employ entire teams of bartenders to take turns shaking the cocktail. Passports can be purchased at the Hancock Historical Museum or any participating establishment through August 20th. Learn more about how to vote for your favorite historically inspired cocktail on our website https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/history-with-a-twist/.
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about The Woman's Suffrage Movement from our Curator and Archivist, Joy Bennett .

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

To celebrate our newest exhibit
July 27, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about The Woman's Suffrage Movement from our Curator and Archivist, Joy Bennett . https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/womans-suffrage/ 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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July 26, 2021
The answer has been posted in the comments below. Thank you all for playing along! . . . .. #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
July 24, 2021
July 24, 2021
Are you celebrating Christmas in July this weekend in Downtown Findlay? 🎄 Make sure you have a History with a Twist: Craft Cocktail Competition passport to guide through your favorite downtown establishments, plus enjoy special discounts and offers for each location! Don't forget to vote! Votes are due to the Hancock Historical Museum by August 20th.

This week's featured cocktail for the History with a Twist: Craft Cocktail Competition passport is
July 23, 2021
Are you celebrating Christmas in July this weekend in Downtown Findlay? 🎄 Make sure you have a History with a Twist: Craft Cocktail Competition passport to guide through your favorite downtown establishments, plus enjoy special discounts and offers for each location! Don't forget to vote! Votes are due to the Hancock Historical Museum by August 20th. This week's featured cocktail for the History with a Twist: Craft Cocktail Competition passport is "Two Wrights Don't Make a Wrong" created by Vivir Modern Mexican. This cocktail is inspired by the remarkable achievements and tenacious spirit of the Wright brothers. The ingredients have even been carefully curated for their uniquely "uplifting" qualities! The Wright Brothers grew up in Dayton, Ohio, where their fascination with the possibility of manned flight led them to begin experimenting with wing design. On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright demonstrated that sustained flight with a heavier-than-aircraft was possible. Many Americans did not believe the story of the Wright brothers' first flight. Only five Ohio newspapers covered the story. Undaunted, the brothers continued to experiment with their aircraft. Passports can be purchased at the Hancock Historical Museum or any participating establishment through August 20th. Learn more about how to vote for your favorite historically inspired cocktail on our website https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/history-with-a-twist/.
Hands-On History is happening this Saturday, July 24th from 4-8pm at the Hancock Historical Museum! Enjoy pioneer games and crafts, learn the lost arts of weaving and quilting, and cook over the hearth in our log house. Historical interpreters will take you through how they helped settle and build Hancock County! Admission is only $1.00 per person.
July 22, 2021
Hands-On History is happening this Saturday, July 24th from 4-8pm at the Hancock Historical Museum! Enjoy pioneer games and crafts, learn the lost arts of weaving and quilting, and cook over the hearth in our log house. Historical interpreters will take you through how they helped settle and build Hancock County! Admission is only $1.00 per person.
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about The first generation gap from Dr. Soren Fanning of Robert Morris University .

https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/the-first-modern-generation-gap/

To celebrate our newest exhibit
July 20, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about The first generation gap from Dr. Soren Fanning of Robert Morris University . https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/the-first-modern-generation-gap/ 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
The answer has been posted in the comments below. Thank you all for playing along!
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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.
#whatIsIt #MuseumFromHome #museumQuiz #museum #FindlayOh #DowntownFindlay #Discover419 #go419 #Findlay #wereinthistogether #OhioStrong #HancockHistoricalMuseum #HancockCounty #HancockCountyOhio #museums #Ohio #OhioHistory #NwOhio #Ohiofindithere #explore419 #igers_nwohio
July 19, 2021
The answer has been posted in the comments below. Thank you all for playing along! . . . . . . . #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
Mark your calendar for this Saturday, July 24th from 4-8pm for Hands-On History at the Hancock Historical Museum! Enjoy pioneer games and crafts, learn the lost arts of weaving and quilting, and cook over the hearth in our log house. Historical interpreters will take you through how they helped settle and build Hancock County! The Children's Museum of Findlay, Hancock Park District & Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will also be joining in the fun! Admission is only $1.00 per person.
July 18, 2021
Mark your calendar for this Saturday, July 24th from 4-8pm for Hands-On History at the Hancock Historical Museum! Enjoy pioneer games and crafts, learn the lost arts of weaving and quilting, and cook over the hearth in our log house. Historical interpreters will take you through how they helped settle and build Hancock County! The Children's Museum of Findlay, Hancock Park District & Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will also be joining in the fun! Admission is only $1.00 per person.
This week's featured cocktail for the History with a Twist: Craft Cocktail Competition passport is
July 15, 2021
This week's featured cocktail for the History with a Twist: Craft Cocktail Competition passport is "Hull's 1812 Sangria" created by Hull's Trace Wine Cellar. This refreshing, summer sangria spotlights this interesting bit of Arlington history! During the War of 1812, General William Hull brought troops up through Ohio on the way to Fort Detroit, with a short stop at Fort Findlay. The trip was treacherous and the troops created a corduroy road for their wagons and equipment. This road was known as "Hull's Trail" or "Hull's Trace." The road ran through what is now the village of Arlington, and passed right by where Hull's Trace is located in the beautifully restored Dorney building (c. 1910). Passports can be purchased at the Hancock Historical Museum or any participating establishments through August 20th. Learn more about how to vote for your favorite historically inspired cocktail on our website https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/history-with-a-twist/.
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about cooking in the 1920s from Carter Historic Farm's  Historic Farm Specialist Corinne Gordon!
https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/cooking-in-the-1920s/

To celebrate our newest exhibit
July 13, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about cooking in the 1920s from Carter Historic Farm's Historic Farm Specialist Corinne Gordon! https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/cooking-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 #Blog #Food #FoodBlog
The answer has been posted in the comments below. Thank you all for playing along!
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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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July 12, 2021
The answer has been posted in the comments below. Thank you all for playing along! . . . . . #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
Bring the family and join us for Hands on History on Saturday, July 24th from 4-8pm! Enjoy pioneer games and crafts, learn the lost arts of weaving and quilting, and cook over the hearth in our log house. Historical interpreters will take you through how they helped settle and build Hancock County! The Hancock Park District, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library & the Children's Museum of Findlay will also be joining in the fun! Admission is only $1.00 per person.
July 8, 2021
Bring the family and join us for Hands on History on Saturday, July 24th from 4-8pm! Enjoy pioneer games and crafts, learn the lost arts of weaving and quilting, and cook over the hearth in our log house. Historical interpreters will take you through how they helped settle and build Hancock County! The Hancock Park District, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library & the Children's Museum of Findlay will also be joining in the fun! Admission is only $1.00 per person.
This week's featured cocktail for the History with a Twist: Craft Cocktail Competition passport is
July 8, 2021
This week's featured cocktail for the History with a Twist: Craft Cocktail Competition passport is "Collective 419" created by Findlay Brewing Co.. This refreshing, aromatic gin cocktail takes pride in bringing several ingredients made in the 419! Since Findlay’s establishment in 1812, the city had served as a stop on the Underground Railroad for slaves escaping to Canada. Then in 1880, it became a 'boom town' with the discovery of natural gas and oil. Certainly, there is much more to come! "Collective 419" reminds us of how far we’ve come and how much more we can accomplish when working collectively for the betterment of our community. Passports can be purchased at the Hancock Historical Museum or any participating establishments through August 20th. Learn more about how to vote for your favorite historically inspired cocktail on our website https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/history-with-a-twist/.
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about Prohibition in Findlay and Hancock County from Curator Joy Bennett of the Hancock Historical Museum, and BGSU Alum. 
https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/prohibition-in-findlay/
To celebrate our newest exhibit
July 6, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about Prohibition in Findlay and Hancock County from Curator Joy Bennett of the Hancock Historical Museum, and BGSU Alum. https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/prohibition-in-findlay/ 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
The annual Ice Cream Social is in full swing here at the museum! We'll have Dietsch Brothers Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream ice cream scoops, bars, and root beer floats available for purchase until 4:00pm, or until we sell out! 🇺🇸 Museum facilities are also open with family crafts and activities!
July 4, 2021
The annual Ice Cream Social is in full swing here at the museum! We'll have Dietsch Brothers Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream ice cream scoops, bars, and root beer floats available for purchase until 4:00pm, or until we sell out! 🇺🇸 Museum facilities are also open with family crafts and activities!
Remember to join us for our annual Ice Cream Social on the campus of the Hancock Historical Museum on July 4th from 1-4pm! Museum facilities will be open to the public with family friendly activities! Featuring Dietsch Brothers Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream ice cream scoops, bars, and root beer floats available for purchase. Have a seat on the front porch of the historic Hull-Flater House, cool down with the best ice cream in Ohio, and celebrate Independence Day!
July 3, 2021
Remember to join us for our annual Ice Cream Social on the campus of the Hancock Historical Museum on July 4th from 1-4pm! Museum facilities will be open to the public with family friendly activities! Featuring Dietsch Brothers Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream ice cream scoops, bars, and root beer floats available for purchase. Have a seat on the front porch of the historic Hull-Flater House, cool down with the best ice cream in Ohio, and celebrate Independence Day!
Join the Hancock Historical Museum for an Ice Cream Social on July 4th from 1-4pm, immediately following the Flag City July 4th Parade. The museum is an easy walk from the Main Street parade route and facilities will be open with family friendly activities! Featuring Dietsch Brothers Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream scoops for $2, ice cream bars for $2, and root beer floats for $3!
June 29, 2021
Join the Hancock Historical Museum for an Ice Cream Social on July 4th from 1-4pm, immediately following the Flag City July 4th Parade. The museum is an easy walk from the Main Street parade route and facilities will be open with family friendly activities! Featuring Dietsch Brothers Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream scoops for $2, ice cream bars for $2, and root beer floats for $3!
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about the Women's Christian Temperance Union from Curator Joy Bennett of the Hancock Historical Museum, and BGSU Alum. 
https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/the-wctu/
To celebrate our newest exhibit
June 29, 2021
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to share our latest Blog Installment! Learn more about the Women's Christian Temperance Union from Curator Joy Bennett of the Hancock Historical Museum, and BGSU Alum. https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/i-love-the-1920s/the-wctu/ 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 Department of History
The passport program for History with a Twist: Craft Cocktail Competition kicks off THIS WEDNESDAY and will run through August 20th! Eight Findlay establishments will compete for the title of best craft cocktail, inspired by history, and YOU decide the winner! You will have all summer (eight weeks) to visit participating locations and purchase their featured cocktail. Special discounts and offers to use are included for each local establishment. 

Passports can be purchased beginning June 30th at the Hancock Historical Museum and participating establishments. Throughout the summer, we'll be sharing more information about the featured cocktails. Learn how you can support the museum and local businesses by participating: https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/history-with-a-twist/

Participating establishments:
Alexandria's 
The Bistro  
The Bourbon Affair 
Findlay Brewing Co.  
Hull's Trace Wine Cellar  
Hancock Hotel: Mancy's Steakhouse
Stix  
Vivir Modern Mexican
June 28, 2021
The passport program for History with a Twist: Craft Cocktail Competition kicks off THIS WEDNESDAY and will run through August 20th! Eight Findlay establishments will compete for the title of best craft cocktail, inspired by history, and YOU decide the winner! You will have all summer (eight weeks) to visit participating locations and purchase their featured cocktail. Special discounts and offers to use are included for each local establishment. Passports can be purchased beginning June 30th at the Hancock Historical Museum and participating establishments. Throughout the summer, we'll be sharing more information about the featured cocktails. Learn how you can support the museum and local businesses by participating: https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/history-with-a-twist/ Participating establishments: Alexandria's The Bistro The Bourbon Affair Findlay Brewing Co. Hull's Trace Wine Cellar Hancock Hotel: Mancy's Steakhouse Stix Vivir Modern Mexican