Category: History

HISTORIC NKP CABOOSE REPAINTED At Payne

The historic Nickel Plate Railroad caboose displayed at the Payne Community Park in Payne recently received a fresh coat of paint thanks to the cooperative efforts of the Village of Payne, the Payne Chamber of Commerce and Hooker Enterprises Painting. A memorial donation in 2016 from Mrs. Ron ‘Charlotte’ Woods of Payne also helped with…

American Pickers To Film In Ohio

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Ohio! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in June 2017! AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of…

Woodburn Community Historical Society Meeting

The legend of the brass cannon found in the Maumee River will be the March program for the Woodburn Community Historical Society. The meeting will be held at the Woodburn Public Library, 101 east side of Woodburn on Thursday, March 23, at 7:00. The speaker will be guest, DICK LONEY, from Ft. Wayne telling us…

Veteran Memorial dedication

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, starting at 11:00 a.m., at the corner of Bryan and West Arthur Streets, The Hicksville Veterans Memorial dedication, honoring all veterans will take place in Hicksville, Ohio. This memorial honors veterans from all five branches of our armed forces and includes large memorial tablets to each of those branches with…

Honor Flight Serenaded by PHS Band

The Paulding High School Band played their instruments as they waited at Fort Wayne International Airport for the Honor Flight to arrive from Washington DC on Thursday, Sept. 22nd. The band performed patriotic music throughout the evening as the Honor Flight members and their escorts walked through a huge crowd of people who lined the…

A little history of the Antwerp Fire Department

By: Stan Jordan In April 1880 Antwerp purchased the first hook and ladder truck from Ft Wayne second-handed for $800. In 1920, the first piece of motorized fire equipment was acquired by the village and that is the top picture here, a Model T Ford. In 1933, Antwerp purchased the Dodge fire truck. On that…

Revolutionary War – Live at the Old Fort

Colonial America on the Frontier: 1775 – 1783Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the American Revolution at Fort Wayne’s Historic Old Fort. The Continental Army and British forces will be on hand to provide live demonstrations throughout the day on period specific artillery and military maneuvers. Re-enactors will also bring to life the daily…

Do You Have Your Tickets for the Chicken BBQ?

Our annual Chicken BBQ is fast approaching! This event will be held on Saturday, August 6. Angie Pollock is once again chairman and coordinator of the fundraiser. Contact the museum any Tuesday or by calling Angie at 419-393-2876 or Patti Boundy at 419-399-4120. All dinners include baked beans, applesauce, potato chips, your choice of slaw…

Library Digitizes Historical High School Yearbooks

As part of the library’s ongoing centennial celebration, the library has digitized its historic high school yearbook collection. “We were contacted by Oklahoma Correctional Industries (OCI) about the possibility of having our yearbook collection digitized at no charge,” shares Susan Pieper, coordinator of this project. “It was an offer we really could not refuse. After…

The American Robin

According to our new bird book there are two types of robins in the world. The American and the European. The American Robin is a migratory song bird and is in the Thrush family, but it is named after the European bird because of the red breast. But other than that, there is no relation.…