Auglaize County Historical Society to hear about brewing history


Auglaize County Historical Society: 7 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Life Center, 101 W. Pearl St., Wapakoneta. With Timothy R. Gaffney on “Brewing History of Auglaize County.”

WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center, 101 W. Pearl St., Wapakoneta.

Following the meeting, Timothy R. Gaffney will present “Brewing History of Auglaize County.” The event is free and open to the public.

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Timothy R. Gaffney is an internationally published author of books for children and adults and a retired newspaper journalist. He was a reporter with the Dayton Daily News as military affairs and aviation writer for 21 years until his retirement at the end of 2006. Gaffney’s post-retirement career includes serving as director of communications for the National Aviation Heritage Area from October 2012 to August 2019. The National Aviation Heritage Area includes the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.

Gaffney’s children’s picture book Wee and the Wright Brothers (Henry Holt, 2003) was reprinted in Mandarin by a Taiwanese publisher. Dayton Beer: A History of Brewing in the Miami Valley (2019) is his 16th book and his second by The History Press (Arcadia Publishing Inc.).

Gaffney is a trustee of the United States Air and Trade Show, Inc. (aka, the Dayton Air Show). A native of Dayton, he has lived in the Miami Valley most of his life; he currently resides in Miamisburg with his wife, Jean. They have four grown children, two grandchildren and two dogs. Gaffney is a private pilot.

States Historical Society administrator Rachel Barber, “Timothy Gaffney promises to be a fascinating speaker, as we’ll learn more about the breweries of Minster, New Bremen, and Wapakoneta. He’ll also have copies of his brand new book for sale.”

Founded in 1963, the Auglaize County Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of Auglaize County, enriching lives by connecting people and communities to the past and to each other.

For more information about this event or the Auglaize County Historical Society, please contact auglaizecountyhistory@bright.net or 419/738-9328. The Auglaize County Historical Society is also on Facebook.

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Auglaize County Historical Society: 7 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Life Center, 101 W. Pearl St., Wapakoneta. With Timothy R. Gaffney on “Brewing History of Auglaize County.”

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