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Fulton County Museum

Spring Hours
Beginning April 11
Tues - Fri 10-4; Sat 10-2


The Archives and private tours of the museum may be arranged Monday through Friday.


Depot Tours are available after the museum closes each day. Contact the museum beforehand.


Evening “Night at the Museum” Holiday receptions available by reservation


Paranormal Investigations, Friday evenings at 9:00pm (by reservation only)


Historical lectures & programs also available for group meetings by appointment.


Email: museum@fultoncountyhs.org

Depot Email:  museum@fultoncountyhs.org





Upcoming Events


Fulton County Museum Spring Opening, “Fighting for Freedom” WWII 1942 Exhibit Opening 

Sunday, April 9, 2017 

Noon-5:00pm, Fulton County Museum, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH 


1942 Gold Star Mother’s Tea Living History Event 

Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 2017 

The United States is not officially at war yet, but soldiers’ mothers are gathering for tea (complimentary scones, finger sandwiches and desserts) to discuss upcoming events abroad and at home. Theatrical performances held throughout the day on the museum porch. 11:00am – 3:00pm (reservations only)

$12.50 admission ($11 for members)

Fulton County Museum, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH 


Canfield Cabin & Reighard Blacksmith Shop Demonstrations 

Thresher’s Convention 

Friday June 23 and Saturday, June 24, 2017 


Fulton County Fairgrounds, State Route 108, Wauseon, OH 


Queen’s Tea (ladies with proof of past royalty admitted HALF PRICE!)  

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Complimentary scones, finger sandwiches and desserts. Current and former Fulton County queens (Prom, Homecoming, 4H, etc. will show a photo or memorabilia and tell a story from their past local history coronation.

11:00am – 3:00pm (reservations only)

$12.50 Admission for an audience with the queens ($11 for members), Queens ½ price. Fulton County Museum Porch, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH 


Victory Garden Bounty: 1942 (ladies with proof of past royalty admitted HALF PRICE!)  

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the very first U.S. Victory Gardens in the Wauseon kitchen of Lilly Thierry in the special exhibit, “Fighting for Freedom”

Fulton County Museum, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH


Fulton County Fair                                                                                                                  

Swan Creek Township Hall, Canfield Cabin & Reighard Blacksmith Shop Demonstrations  

September 1-7                                                                                                                       

Friday, 1:00pm—6:00pm                                                                                                                 

Saturday, Sunday & Monday (Labor Day), 10:00am—8:00pm                                                               

Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00am—1:00pm                                                                               

Fulton County Fairgrounds, State Route 108, Wauseon, OH 


Haunting History Walking Tours & Mystery Dinner

October 20, 21, 27, and 28 (Reservations Only)

Tours every 15 minutes 6:30 thru 8:30pm

13 and older: Tours: $10, Members $8, Dinner: $15 a person

Wauseon Depot & Fulton County Museum

225 Depot St. and 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH 


Veterans Remembered (Free Admission to ALL that serve or have served)

Saturday, November 11, 2016

10:00am – 2:00pm

Fulton County Museum, 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH


Christmas Railroad Express Parties

Monday, December 18 – Friday, December 22,

5:30pm (reservation for groups of 8 or more only)

Wear your favorite pajamas, play games with the conductor, watch model trains, and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies in a real caboose before visiting with Santa. Time for gift exchange allowed.

$8 per guest. Members (who are part of a family membership) FREE

Wauseon Depot, 225 Depot St. Wauseon, OH


Santa at the Wauseon Depot

Sunday, December 17 – Saturday, December 23

Weekends: 2:30 – 4:00pm, Weekdays: 6:30 – 8:00pm

Wauseon Depot, 225 Depot St. Wauseon, OH


For More Information:


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HELD JUNE 19, 2013
15 939 STATE ROUTE 109


Donation Ceremony


Held on

Friday, August 6, 2010


at the Wauseon Homecoming



E.L. Hayes Collection

c. 1862 - 1865

Gift of William & Charlotte Terry, 2010

A collection of Civil War and personal memorabilia once owned by Wauseon native, Edwin Lewis Hayes, fourth cousin to President Rutherford B. Hayes, is being donated by his great-great-great grandson to the Fulton County Historical Society in a ceremony at 6:30 pm on the South Stage of the Wauseon Homecoming on Friday, August 6. Hayes’ daughter, Hortensia, is attributed with naming the town after the native chief, Wa-se-on.

See Press Release for details.


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