Historical society announces book signing

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ST MARYS — The Auglaize County Historical Society announces that the Daniel Mooney Museum, 223 S. Main St., St. Marys, will be open for visitors on Sunday, Jan. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will feature a book signing for St. Marys Anthology 2 with Robert (Buz) Howard from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The museum is free and open to the public, although donations are always welcome.

Howard was born on South Wayne Street in St. Marys in 1943. He graduated from Memorial High School in 1961 and went on to teach English and coach there for 44 of the 47 years of his career.

Howard has written three previous local history books: Roughrider Retropectives: Moments from St. Marys Football History (2006); Fat Charley Makley and the Dillinger Gang (2010); The Life and Times of Memorial High School (2012). He has also written and compiled stories for The St. Marys Anthology (2014), and St. Marys Anthology 2 (2015).

Howard likes to write about local history—moments big and small, but always with affection and nostalgia. Proceeds from all of Howard’s work currently go to the Heartfelt Fund, designed to help families of children with congenital heart conditions.

States Historical Society administrator Rachel Barber, “We are pleased to host Mr. Howard’s book signing at the newly-renovated Mooney Museum, through which the Historical Society tells the story of St. Marys’ history. We hope that many local residents will join us for the occasion.”

For more information about this or other Historical Society events, contact the organization at auglaizecountyhistory@bright.net.

The Auglaize County Historical Society was established in 1963. Its mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and share the history of Auglaize County and its people through exhibits, programs and publications. Follow the Auglaize County Historical Society on Facebook.

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