The Fulton County Historical Society is ready to open the doors to the museum, located at 229 Monroe St. in Wauseon. The initial program from, “Hell & Homefront: Civil War Through Fulton County Eyes, 1864,” is scheduled for Saturday, April 12.
Starting at 1 p.m. in the Wauseon Congregational Church, 135 W. Elm St., museum director John Swearingen Jr. will be featuring those Ohio soldiers involved with the campaigns led by Union Generals Grant and Sherman. Swearington will describe the events surrounding the 100th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and two Ohioans who experienced the horrors of being a prisoner of war during this critical portion of the War Between the States.
The program will shift to the Monroe Street museum and attendees will get the first look at this year’s exhibit, with refreshments. The museum portion of the program is planned to run from 2 to 4 p.m. The museum is accepting free will donations for these initial events.