Auglaize County Historical Society presents event in conjunction with Cuyahoga Valley National Park


ST. MARYS — The Auglaize County Historical Society will present “Trainwrecks, Shipwrecks, and Spooky Tales” with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, as a Facebook Live event on the Historical Society’s Facebook page.

The event is free and open to the public. It is presented as part of the ongoing heritage tourism initiative entitled Auglaize County: In Motion.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park preserves the stories of America. One of those is that of transportation. Simple, one may think, is going from one place to another, but that would simplify the impact. Each mode of transportation changed landscapes, lives, and the stories we share. All are invited to join a national park ranger and volunteers to explore the the evolution of transportation through ghost stories.

To access the event, simply go to the Auglaize County Historical Society’s Facebook a little before 7 p.m. on Oct. 18. The program will appear as the most current post on the page. Make sure to adjust screen volume if needed.

“As we explore ways to highlight our local transportation history, Cuyahoga Valley National Park provides a great model. We though that these ‘spooky tales’ would be especially appropriate for October,” Historical Society administrator Rachel Barber said.

Auglaize County: In Motion is the heritage tourism initiative based upon the themes of motion, movement, and transportation reflected in so much Auglaize County history. In Motion projects have been funded on three separate occasions by the Ohio Humanities Council, including this year, when $11,000 was awarded. Among other projects, this third grant will allow the historic sites and museums to incorporate QR codes and other technology to encourage heritage tourism and inform visitors.

For more information about this event or the Auglaize County Historical Society, please contact auglaizecountyhistory@bright.net or 419-738-9328.