ST. MARYS — The Auglaize County Historical Society will present “The Art and Architecture of the Mooney Museum” as a Facebook Live event on Monday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. The event is presented in conjunction with the bicentennial for the city of St. Marys, which will be celebrated throughout 2023.
What is now known as the Daniel Mooney Museum, 223 S. Main St., St. Marys, was actually constructed in 1876 for Charles and Mary Hipp. Hipp was a distinguished veteran of the Civil War and later a longtime St. Marys postmaster. Donated by Carrie Steinemann Mooney Bettelini, the Mooney Museum was the first permanent exhibit space for the county historical society.
“We often look at the Mooney Museum as the envelope for the exhibits and stories we share about St. Marys. The house has a fascinating history in its own right and is also noted for many wonderful architectural details. We hope this 30-minute program will underscore the building’s individual significance, just in time for the bicentennial,” said Historical Society administrator Rachel Barber.
The event will also include a special announcement about a conservation project that the Historical Society is undertaking in honor of the bicentennial.
To access the event, simply go to the Auglaize County Historical Society Facebook page (also accessible via https://www.facebook.com/AuglaizeCountyHistory) a little before 7 p.m. on Jan. 30. When the program is about to begin, a red box with the word “Live” will pop up, and the program will appear as the most current post on the page. Viewers should adjust their volume (on the screen), if needed.
Founded in 1963, the Auglaize County Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of Auglaize County, enriching lives by connecting people and communities to the past and to each other.
For more information about this event or the historical society, contact aug[email protected] or 419/738-9328.