The Auglaize County Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of Auglaize County and its people through exhibits, programs, and publications.

Established in 1963, the Auglaize County Historical Society has been telling Auglaize County's story for more than forty years. Today we're more committed than ever to provide programming for the widest and most diverse audience possible. History is important to the people of Auglaize County, and we're dedicated to preserving our heritage for generations to come.

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Buckland | Cridersville | Ft. Amanda | Minster | New Bremen | New Knoxville
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Buckland

WhitefeatherWhitefeather's Town Marker ~ This marker outlines the history of the large Shawnee Indian town that was once located nearby, along the banks of the auglaize River. The village of Buckland was originally called Whitefeather. The name was changed with the coming of the railroad in 1891. Located east off of North Main Street, a drive goes back to the cemetery, the marker is at the entrance to the park.

Cridersville

Bowsher Log HouseDaniel Bowsher Log House ~ This log home was built in 1836 by one of the earliest pioneer families in the Cridersville area. It is furnished to represent the pioneer lifestyle of the 1830s and 1840s. Located at 507 East Main Street. Hours May-October: First and third Sunday of each month, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Fort Amanda

Ft. AmandaFort Amanda was built during the War of 1812 under the orders of General William Henry Harrison. The cemetery at the site contains the graves of 75 unknown soldiers who were killed at the fort during the war. A fifty foot tall granite obelisk was erected as a monument to the fort in 1915. Monument and signs relate history of the site. Walking paths and picnic facilities are available. Located 7.5 miles north of Wapakoneta on SR 198 at the Auglaize/Allen County line. Open dawn to dusk may through October.

 

Minster

St. Augustine Church

 

St. Augustine Church ~ The outstanding landmark on the Minster horizon is without a doubt St. Augustine Catholic Church. The original portion of the building dates back to 1847. The massive twin spires were added in 1874. Located at 48 North Hanover Street.

Minster Historical Center ~ The Minster Historical Society has an exceptional genealogical and historical research center located on the second floor of the Stallo Memorial Library. It contains extensive genealogical files, historic photographs and documents relating to Minster's past. Located at 196 East 4th Street. Hours: Monday 3-8 pm, Tuesday 1-8 pm, Wednesday 4-8 pm, Friday 10 am - 6 pm, Saturday 9 am - 2:30 pm, closed Thursday and Sunday.

New Bremen

 

New Bremen has several beautifully restored 19th century brick homes and commercial buildings in its downtown.

New Bremen Historic Museum ~ The museum is located in a clapboard home built in 1837, one of the oldest buildings in New Bremen. It contains a wonderful collection of furniture, artifacts and historic photographs from the New Bremen area. Located at 120-122 North Main Street. Hours: June, July and August 2-4 pm, other times by appointment.

Canal Marker ~ The first canal boats made the trip along the Miami-Erie Canal in 1845. the canal brought great prosperity to the communities along it. New Bremen was located at the midpoint on the canal. A marker relates facts about the canal. Located near the public library at 45 South Washington Street.

New Knoxville

New Knoxville Heritage Center

 

New Knoxville Heritage Center ~ A lovely 19th century home is the site of the New Knoxville Historical Society's extensive collection of artifacts and photographs relating the history of New Knoxville and the area. Located at 105 East German Street. Hours: by appointment only.

Local History Marker ~ A monument with the bell from the old Town Hall and panels that outline the history of New Knoxville and the early pioneers who emigrated from Ladbergen, Germany. Located in the Town Hall lawn, corner of Main and Bremen Streets.

 

St. Johns

Chief Catehecassa

Chief Blackhoof ~ St. Johns is located east of Wapakoneta on US 33 at the intersection with SR65. It was once the home of one of the most respected chiefs of the Shawnee Indian nation.

Blackhoof Memorial ~ The town of St. Johns was once called Blackhoof's Town. The monument was erected in memory of Catahecassa, called Blackhoof by the whites. He was the last principle chief of the Shawnee Indians prior to their removal from Ohio to Kansas in 1832. The monument outlines major events in his life. Located at the edge of the cemetery on the northeast corner of the intersection of US 33 and SR 65.

Blackhoof's Last Home ~ this marker relates facts about Shawnee Chief Blackhoof and his last home at what was then called Blackhoof's Town. The chief died here in 1831. Located close to the corner of Center and Walnut Streets, beside a large tree in the yard at 19810 Center Street.

 

St. Marys

Daniel Mooney Museum Memorial Covered Bridge

Daniel Mooney Museum ~ Built in 1876 as the home of Major Charles Hipp, a former Civil War officer. It was later the home of Daniel and Carrie Mooney. Click HERE to learn more about the Mooney Museum. Located at 223 South Main Street. Hours: 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month 1-4 pm.

Covered Bridge ~ A detailed reconstruction of a 19th century wooden covered bridge. This bridge crosses the St. Marys River. Veterans Memorial Walk at the entrance to the bridge. Located in Memorial Park, corner of Chestnut and South Streets across from the Community Public Library.

Belle of St. Marys

Clock Tower ~ The tower was built by AAP St. Marys Corp. using the original clock faces from the old West School building, previously St. Marys High School. Located in Memorial Park, corner of Chestnut and South Streets across from the Community Public Library.

Belle of St. Marys ~ An authentic reconstruction of a full-sized canal boat like those that travelled the Miami-Erie Canal in the 1840s and 1850s. Located in Memorial Park behind the City Building at 101 East Spring Street. Boarding Hours: by appointment only.

 

Uniopolis

Uniopolis Historical Museum ~ The museum, constructed in 1875 as a United Brethren Church, had been the Town Hall since 1900. The Uniopolis Historical Society is the most recently organized in the county. This is a "museum in the making." It will soon house the growing collection of of the society preserving the history of the area. Located on East Ohio Street.

 

Wapakoneta

Wapakoneta Museum

Wapakoneta Local History Museum ~ Is housed in the original First Presbyterian Church built in 1861-1862, the oldest Protestant church in Auglaize County. The structure is achitecturally as well as historically significant, and is today home to many historical items collected from Wapakoneta and Auglaize County. Click HERE to learn more about the Wapakoneta Museum. Located at 206 West Main Street, Wapakoneta, Ohio. Hours: 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month 1-4 pm.

Auglaize County Court House Gary Log House

 

Gary Log House ~ A hand hewn log home built about 1850. Located in the 1100 block of West Auglaize Street. Hours by appointment only.

Auglaize County Court House ~ Built in 1894, it is a well preserved example of elegant 19th century architecture, containing many of its original furnishings. Located at the corner of Willipie and Mechanic Streets. Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum

 

Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum ~ An outstanding regional museum of the Ohio Historical Society with exhibits about Armstrong, the first man on the moon, and space exploration. Located on Apollo Drive near Interstate 75. Hours: March through November, Monday - Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm; Sundays and holidays noon - 5:00 pm.

 

Waynesfield

Historic Photo Display ~ While visiting the Village of Waynesfield, be sure to stop by the public library and see the display of historic photographs that show some vintage views of the town. Located at 108 East Wapakoneta Street. Hours: Monday - Thursday 2-6 pm, Saturday 1-5 pm, closed Friday and Sunday.