Van Wert Historical Society hosting Ohio Lincoln Highway League State Meeting


Ohio Lincoln Highway League State Meeting: 10 a.m., Van Wert Historical Society, 602 N. Washington St., Van Wert. Cost $15 at 419-296-5565 or moeberg2@roadrunner.com.

VAN WERT — The Van Wert Historical Society will host the 25th annual Ohio Lincoln Highway League State Meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at 602 N. Washington St., Van Wert.

Speakers will include Larry Webb, of the Historical Society, Marty Thomas, President of the Western Ohio Chapter and Welsh Society of Northwest Ohio, and Scott Little, State Director.

Cost is $15 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 419-296-5565 or emailing moeberg2@roadrunner.com.

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A welcome and introduction will begin at 10:15 AM by Larry Webb of the Van Wert Historical Society.

Marty Thomas, President of the Western Ohio Chapter and of the Welsh Society of Northwest Ohio will give an update on the retrieval and restoration of a 1936 aircraft that accompanied Admiral Richard Byrd to the Antarctic in 1941. In October, 1939, Byrd’s polar exploration vehicle, which carried the airplane in the Antarctic, crashed east of Gomer on the Lincoln Highway in what became a national news story.

The morning will conclude with the annual business meeting, and include reports from State Director Scott Little, chapter directors, and state officers.

After a prepared lunch, guests will have time to visit the museum. At 3:00 PM, Van Wert County Commissioner Thad Lichtensteiger will lead a guided tour of the Van Wert County Courthouse.

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Ohio Lincoln Highway League State Meeting: 10 a.m., Van Wert Historical Society, 602 N. Washington St., Van Wert. Cost $15 at 419-296-5565 or moeberg2@roadrunner.com.

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