Historical society to host ‘Ohio Furniture 101’

Staff report

WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Historical Society will host Ohio Furniture 101: An Introduction to Styles and Cultural Groups, 1788-1888 with Andrew Richmond on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m., at the Auglaize County Library in Wapakoneta, 203 Perry Street. The event is free and open to the public.

Andrew Richmond is the president and CEO of Wipiak Consulting and Appraisals in Sunbury, Ohio. With degrees in history from Kenyon College and American Material Culture from the Winterthur Program/University of Delaware, Richmond’s passion is the decorative arts of Ohio. He has lectured and published widely on the subject and has curated two major exhibitions: Equal in Goodness— Ohio Decorative Arts, 1788-1860, and A Tradition of Progress—Ohio Decorative Arts, 1860-1945.

As a special bonus for attending the event, audience members will receive a coupon for 10% off food items at J. Marie’s Restaurant, in historic downtown Wapakoneta, that evening. States Historical Society administrator Rachel Barber, “We were pleased to make a connection between this informational event and the many antique and specialty shops located in the county.”

Residents and visitors alike are invited to join the Historical Society for what promises to be a fascinating and informative presentation, made possible by Ohio Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1972 Ohio Humanities has provided leadership, resources, and financial support for the humanities in Ohio.

Those with questions about this event or any Historical Society programming may contact the organization at auglaizecountyhistory@bright.net or 419-738-9328.

Staff report