January 2012 Newsletter                         

2012 Theme:  Protect your County Historical Museum


Special Exhibits. + Guided Tours:  By Volunteers, by Appointment:  419-678-2614

May 13, 2012, Sunday,  1:00 – 4:00.  Mother’s Day Memories:  Her wedding dress, her hats, purses, shoes; canning, cooking, & doing

laundry & Children’s Memories.  Bring your Mother’s things to show.  Theme:  Protect our Family Heritage.

June 24, 2012, Sunday,  1:00 – 4:00,   32nd  Annual Prehistoric Artifacts Exhibit.  Hosted by Mercer County Indian Relic Collectors,

Mercer Co. Historical Museum.  Bring your artifacts.

Theme:  Protect our Native American Heritage in Western Ohio.

August   The New Idea Equipment Exhibit has been hosted by the New Idea Historic Preservation Committee of the Mercer County

Historical Society every other year.  Since the exhibit was held in 2011, there will be no exhibit this year in August 2012.  We will

plan to see you in August 2013.  NEW IDEA Historic Preservation Committee Meetings 2012:  7:00 P.M. Community Room above

Coldwater Library,   4th Wednesday, March thru October.

(Sept. 26, 2012, 6:00 PM Picnic)  Theme:  Protect our Agricultural and Industrial Heritage.

September-October:  Please remember the Mercer County Historical Society, Inc., in your contributions to the Combined Services

Appeal & Community Combined Drives.  Thanks

Theme:  Mercer County Historical Museum needs your protection for its future & your future.

October 28, 2012  Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00.  13th Annual Antique Military & Gun Exhibit by the Museum of the Soldier, Portland, IN and

by Local Gun Collectors, and Private Citizens.

Theme:  Protect our Military Heritage.  This 2012 Exhibit highlights War of 1812 Bicentennial History.

November 11, 2012  Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00.  12th Annual Autumn Post Card Exhibit, featuring Post Cards of Grand Lake St. Marys, and

old photographs, posters, memorabilia of G.L.S.M.  hosted by local Collectors.  Also:  Local History Book Sale by Local Authors.

Theme:  Protect History of Grand Lake Saint Marys & its landings, restaurants, & events.

December 10, 2012 Monday, 7:30 P.M.  Historical Society Members’ Meeting, Christmas Party

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Mercer County Local History Information and Dates of Events: "Our Old Bookcase,"

Daily Standard, Mercer County Chronicle, Community Post, ParkwayIndependent.com

Write Mercer Co. Historical Soc. or President Joyce L. Alig, 419-678-2614, histalig@bright.net

Thank you for sending your Membership Dues.  The County owned Museum is opened and utilities paid, and Historical Society’s

programs are funded, only through Society Members and public support.  The Society receives no funds from the Mercer County


The Commissioners maintain the grounds and share building maintenance responsibilities.

Thank you for remembering the Mercer County Historical Society in your Estate Plans.