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Reminisce is a cooperative effort between The Lima News and the Allen County Museum and Historical Society.

Reminisce: Keller: ‘Vigorous, informed, involved’ in Lima community

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LIMA — For John H. Keller, the question wasn’t why for decades he bothered to participate in Lima Council meetings with such regularity that...

Reminisce: A half-century for the Armstrong Museum

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WAPAKONETA — Three years removed and some 240,000 miles distant from the moment he made history, the first man to set foot on the...

Reminisce: History of the Allen County Home

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In late October of 1917, while reports of death on a monstrous scale in World War I dominated the front pages of Lima’s newspapers,...

Reminisce: Robison was Spencerville’s ‘official unofficial historian’

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Ernie Robison found part of William Siegel’s gold pocket watch in the spring of 1933, some 29 years after an explosion at a nitroglycerin...

Reminisce: Region’s places in National Register

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The National Register of Historic Places is one of the most prestigious lists of historic sites in the United States. Twenty-six of these entries...

Reminisce: Lima’s brewing past

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Across the country, as midnight neared on Friday, Jan. 16, 1920, Americans either gathered to give thanks in prayer for Prohibition, which went into...

Reminisce: Lima’s amusement parks

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It had been a long time, The Lima News wrote in the long-ago summer of 1898, since the Fourth of July was celebrated as...

Reminisce: War of 1812 hero tied to Lima

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The old general died in early May 1858. “Death found him in vigorous old age,” Lima’s Western Gazette wrote, “like an ancient oak still...

Reminisce: Allen County’s fight against polio

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On Wednesday morning, April 27, 1955, Lima school children lined up to make history, by being among the first people in Allen County to...

Reminisce: Refinery pioneer’s time in Lima

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The Standard Oil Company, the Allen County Democrat wrote, “are not of the class who allow a matter of a few thousand dollars to...