Auglaize sites open Sunday

WAPAKONETA — In conjunction with “Auglaize County: In Motion,” the Auglaize County Historical Society and many of the county’s village historical societies and museums will be open for tours from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 22.

The following sites will participate in Sunday’s countywide open house:

• Wapakoneta Museum, 206 W. Main St., Wapakoneta;

• Armstrong Air and Space Museum, 500 Apollo Drive, Wapakoneta;

• Cridersville Historical Society, 111 W. Sugar St., Cridersville;

• Luelleman House, 120 N. Main St., New Bremen;

• Pape House, 236 N. Main St., New Bremen;

• New Knoxville Historical Society, 107 E. German St., New Knoxville; and

• Uniopolis Historical Society, East Ohio Street, Uniopolis.

• Fort Amanda, 22901 state Route 198, Lima, will be open from dawn to dusk.

Tourists are also encouraged to visit Auglaize County’s newest Ohio historical marker at the site of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Petersburg (Santa Fe-New Knoxville Road, east of Cemetery Road, south of Wapakoneta near Fryburg).

Historical Society Administrator Rachel Barber said, “We hope that many local residents will stop by and visit several of these sites on Sunday, making an afternoon of learning more about our county’s history from our many museums. We appreciate the collaboration of many of our village historical societies in making history more readily available to our residents and guests alike.”

Auglaize County: In Motion is the heritage tourism initiative funded in 2017 by Ohio Humanities and based upon the themes of motion, movement and transportation reflected in so much local history.