The Fulton County Historical Society is hosting a “Homecoming Reunion” Thursday, July 31st-Saturday, August 2nd at the Fulton County Historical Museum at 229 Monroe St., Wauseon, OH. The Museum is offering free admission to all Wauseon Alumni in honor of the current Museum site being the original Wauseon High School. No RSVP is required.
The Fulton County Historical Museum served as Wauseon’s first High School until 1897. This 1868 Romanesque Revival two-story brick building is rich in Fulton County history. In the middle of the 1896-1897 school year, the building had to be condemned due to the foundation sinking.
In 1898 the former High School was renovated into a duplex and the Victorian porch was added. In 1903 the Fulton County medical association bought the former High school and from about 1905 until 1930 the building served as Fulton County’s first hospital. In 1945 the former hospital was converted into four apartments. In 1969 the building was donated to the Fulton County Historical Society. Today there are sixteen rooms housing a permanent collection and changing exhibits.
The Museum is open from 10am-4pm. For non-Wauseon High School Alumni, Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for students, Members are free. 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.
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