Auglaize County Historical Society offering ‘Following the Donner Party’ on Facebook Live


Auglaize County Historical Society “Following the Donner Party”: 9 a.m., Historical Society Facebook Live page.

WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Historical Society will host a “Following the Donner Party” Facebook Live event at 9 a.m. Friday, April 3.

The event is free and accessible on the Auglaize County Historical Society Facebook page.

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Courtesy of Auglaize County Historical Society:

Take a trip back in time with local historian and former ACHS president Chandra Hoffman as she shares her summer adventure following the route of the Donner Party. Discover the harrowing story of emigrants snowbound in the Sierra Nevada for months in 1846 and their struggles to survive. In the process, we’ll all learn about how to plan a great heritage tourism vacation! Chandra presented this program in person on March 1 to an appreciative audience at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moulton.

Chandra Hoffman describes herself as “a retired teacher who loves historical travel, a ‘rut nut’ who enjoys reading emigrant books and diaries and following their trails westward.”

States Auglaize County Historical Society administrator Rachel Barber, “Chandra is a great historian, and methodically planned out this trip to learn as much as she could about the infamous tale of the Donner Party. Many of us followed Chan’s Facebook posts, enjoying last year’s trip vicariously with Chan and her husband Bob. We’re excited to inaugurate our Facebook Live programming with this program.”

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 “Following the Donner Party”: 9 a.m., Historical Society Facebook Live page.

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