LIMA — There will be an opening reception for the exhibit “Becoming Allen County” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima.
Commissioner Greg Sneary, Mayor David Berger and the Allen County Historical Society Board will read a proclamation commemorating the bicentennial of Allen County.
The exhibit will continue throughout 2020.
Courtesy of the Allen County Museum:
The museum’s curatorial department has organized an exhibition highlighting the early establishment of the county which occurred during an unprecedented decade of rapid change. The exhibition showcases a timeline starting in 1820 that provides context to the maps which continually changed throughout the first decade, ultimately modifying townships and villages within the area. It wasn’t until 1848, twenty-eight years after its establishment, that the county’s shape became what it is today. The exhibition also features information pertaining to the beginning of governing in the county, in addition to treaties and acts that expanded settler’s claim to the land but caused a detrimental impact to the local Native Americans. An interactive panel encourages visitors to learn more about Allen County’s “firsts.”