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History Center March Events

The History Center is offering two historical learning opportunities to the public in the month of March.

Come to the History Center to hear a George R. Mather Lecture presented by Cynthia Thies. This lecture, titled “Lesser-Known First Ladies – 1865 to 1892: From the Farms to the Factories- The Age of Invention and Industry,” will take place on Sunday, March 4 at 2PM. The George R. Mather Lectures are free and open to the public. The second edition of Lesser-Known First Ladies invites the audience to travel back in time to meet three first ladies who served the nation in the aftermath of the Civil War. The Civil War broke their hearts, but it could not break their hearts for service. The country put down its muskets and launched an age of invention and industry. An all-volunteer cast is featured in this educational movie, created, written, and produced by Cynthia Thies. It was filmed in January 2017 at The History Center and the Lincoln Library in the Allen County Public Library.

The History Center is also offering our yearly tribute to April Fool’s Day, Fool Hardy History. Fool Hardy History challenges the public to identify unusual or mysterious objects from the museum’s 28,000 piece object collection. Guesses are submitted to History Center staff, and the individuals with the most correct guesses will prizes. The contest runs from 1-4pm Saturday, March 31 at the History Center. Regular admission rates apply.