We offer several books about the history of the county, proceeds from the sale of which support the Historical Society!

Please mail orders to:
Auglaize County Historical Society
206 West Main Street, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895
(Make checks payable to ACHS)

Postcard Images of Auglaize County

Postcard Images of Auglaize County is a hardbound, full-color, 232-page collection of more than 600 historic postcards of Auglaize County. Learn about our county through the scenes and stories revealed by these postcards, many of which have never before been published. St. Marys historian George Neargarder worked with local historians, historical societies, postcard collectors, and others to compile this unparalleled set of images of the communities. A great gift for family and friends, this limited-edition volume will only increase in value through the years. Order your copy before they’re all gone.

$25: Members 
$35: Non-members

Please add $6 for any orders shipped outside of Auglaize County.

Members of the Auglaize County Historical Society enjoy a $10 discount per book ordered. Join today!

A Military Memoir of World War II

The Stories of Auglaize County’s Veterans
by Katy Gilbert

This project was co-sponsored by the Minster Historical Society, New Bremen Historical Association, New Knoxville Historical Society, Cridersville Historical Society, Uniopolis Historical Society, and the Auglaize County Historical Society. It contains stories about Auglaize County veterans of World War II.

Auglaize County Historical Society Trustee Dr. Todd Spieles provides this testimonial: “These riveting interviews by reporter Katy Gilbert reveal some of the extraordinary events of World War II as witnessed through the eyes of Auglaize County natives. As members of the ‘Greatest Generation,’ these ordinary heroes relive their contributions and experiences in the Global conflict. This is the way that history should be written, by those who lived it.

As the State Historian for the American Legion,” writes Virgil Arling, “I have researched the history of the many major battles fought in the past century. Even though every war had many major battles, none compare to the number of lives lost as that of the invasion of Normandy, Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima, or Bougainville, just to name a few in World War II. This book presents local memories of these very events.

This fascinating 120-page book includes more than 100 photos and illustrations.  

$8: members and non-members.

Please add $6 for any orders shipped outside of Auglaize County.

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