October 28th, 2014 (WAUSEON, OH) The Fulton County Historical Society will be hosting several upcoming presentations regarding the new Museum and Welcome Center of Fulton County, OH. The new Museum will become part of the existing Fulton County campus on State Route 108, north of the Robert Fulton Facility. This project is part of a State and County partnership between the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Fulton County. This joint venture between County and State will allow the entities to share services and resources in one large project, saving taxpayer dollars.
The new Museum’s theme will be “Preserving the past, Embracing the Present and Making the Future.” The Museum hopes to become a destination spot not only for those interested in their Fulton County heritage, but also for the general public as it will feature every Fulton County township and school district. Stories of “Finding a Way or Making Your Own” include the Archaic Neanderthal Hybrid giants, mastodons, the Ottawa and Potawatomi Native Americans, our frontier pioneers settlers from the eastern states, Europe and Mexico, Underground Railroad abolitionists, Soldiers from many military conflicts, sports enthusiasts like Barney Oldfield, industrial and agricultural success stories, and the caring community spirit that lives on today throughout Fulton County.
The Fulton County Historical Society has launched a capital campaign to assist in their part of the building project. The State of Ohio has earmarked $1 million in capital improvement funds for a Fulton County Visitor and Heritage Center Museum. The total estimate cost of the project will exceed well more than $1 million and the Historical Society is committed to raising $1 million for part of the building costs.
Public meetings will be held at 6:30pm at the following locations and dates: Delta Middle School: Monday November 3rd, 2014; Swanton High School: Thursday November 6th, 2014; Evergreen Elementary School: Monday, November 10th, 2014; Pettisville High School: Thursday November 13th, 2014; Fayette Opera House: Monday November 17th, 2014; Archbold Middle School Band Room: Thursday November 20th, 2014; Robert Fulton Building, Wauseon: Monday November 24th, 2014.
For more information, contact the Historical Society at (419) 337-7922 or visit http://www.fultoncountyhs.org/. You can also stay connected by signing up for text or email message through the “Notify Me” option on the Fulton County website at http://fultoncountyoh.com/list.aspx