•The Auglaize County Historical Society will host its first American Girl Tea Party on Saturday, April 25, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Perry Street, Wapakoneta.
•Local American girls, their moms, grandmas, aunts, and friends are invited to join the Society for tea and other refreshments, tasty treats, a doll exhibit, and a visit by a doll maker. Each child will have the opportunity to decorate and take home an American Girl pattern outfit.
•Admission is $10 for children and $5 for adults (all children must be accompanied by an adult). Attendees are invited to bring their favorite doll, whether she’s an American Girl or not!
•The event is being organized by friends of the Auglaize County Historical Society Elaine Altstaetter, Karen Dietz, and Marj Kachelries. All proceeds will benefit the educational projects of the Society.
•Tickets are available from Closet Systems, The Bookmark, and Apple House in Wapakoneta, and Spring Flowers and the Chamber of Commerce in St. Marys.
•The Auglaize County Historical Society was established in 1963. Its mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and share the history of Auglaize County and its people through exhibits, programs and publications.
•For more information, call the Historical Society at 419/738-9328.
•The Auglaize County Historical Society will present a tour entitled “The Sacred Art and Architecture of Southwest Auglaize County” on Sunday, April 19, from Noon to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Participating churches include: Church of the Holy Redeemer, New Bremen St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster St. Joseph Catholic Church, Egypt St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen St. Peter’s Church, New Bremen United Methodist Church of New Knoxville, and the former Olive Branch United Methodist Church, Shinbone
•The First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, will be open for tours from 3 to 4 p.m. At 4 p.m. the church will host an organ concert by Nicholas Bowden, principal organist at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, which all are welcome to attend.
•Tourgoers may begin at any of the participating churches listed above, at which they will receive a free booklet with information about the congregations and a listing of all tour stops.
•For more information, call the Auglaize County Historical Society, 419/738-9328.
•The Auglaize County Historical Society will host a special workshop entitled “Caring for Collections,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, at the Parish Life Center of St. Joseph Catholic Church. St. Joseph Church is located at the corner of Pearl and Blackhoof streets in Wapakoneta, with parking accessible off Blackhoof Street.
“Caring for Collections” will be presented by Virginia Weygandt, Director of Collections for the Clark County Historical Society. Mrs. Weygandt is also highly active in Region 7 of the Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums. The Clark County Historical Society was established in 1897, and the Heritage Center of Clark County is now located in the former Springfield City Hall and marketplace.
•“Caring for Collections” will address issues that face many historical societies today: how to collect, preserve, and share historic artifacts so that they can continue to tell the stories of the places from which they came. The April 21 presentation is ideal for staff, trustees, and volunteers of local and regional historical societies.
•Admission is free, but advanced registration is suggested. For more information, call the Auglaize County Historical Society, 419/738-9328.
COMING IN MAY!
The Annual Spring Bus Trip (May 7)
In 2009 we’ll travel to Licking County. Our trip will include such memorable sites as:
Lunch at the 1812 Buxton Inn
Tour of the Historic 19th Century Architecture of Granville
Visit to Velvet Ice Cream Company
And don’t forget
Olive Branch Cemetery Workdays, Shinbone
We’ll help repair tombstones in this historic cemetery.
Call Karen Dietz, 419/738-6975, for more information.