Campaigning for Votes:
Woman Suffrage in Allen County
MacDonell House Notice:
Beginning October 22nd thru November 10th the MacDonell House will be closed due to repairs being made. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
For more than a century, the Allen County Historical Society has been preserving our area's rich history. Your membership is more than an expression of your interest in history, antiquities, innovation, and tradition. It is an affirmation of the significant role that our organization and Museum plays in our community and beyond. You will gain access to exciting educational and entertaining programs, exhibitions, behind the scenes perspectives, and valuable discounts - all while supporting the Society's century-long legacy of making our Museum available to everyone.
HISTORY IS ESSENTIAL...
History nurtures personal identity and enables us to discover our own place within the stories of our families, communities, and nation. Stories of freedom and equality, injustice and struggle, loss and achievement, and courage and triumph help us to understand how the world in which we live was shaped by those who came before. Through these varied stories, we develop personal values that guide our approach to life and our relationships with others.
History is the foundation for strong and vibrant communities. A place only becomes a community when it's wrapped in human memory. Our connections and commitment to one another are strengthened when we share stories and experiences.
History is essential to our future. At the heart of democracy is the practice of individuals coming together to express views and take action. Weaving history into discussions about current issues clarifies differing perspectives, reveals complexities, grounds competing views in evidence, and introduces new ideas all of which can lead to greater understanding and viable community solutions.
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All events are currently cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates.
48th Annual Christmas Tree Festival 2020 “Virtual Event”
WHAT: A community event for people of all ages to enjoy the spirit of Christmas....You
(individuals, churches, clubs, scout troops, school groups or businesses) are welcome
to participate in this virtual holiday celebration by sending in a photo of your tree from
this year or a previous year to be added to the virtual event on our website.
WHEN: Begins Wednesday December 2, 2020 thru the holiday season.
WHO: The Christmas Tree Festival is cooperatively sponsored by the Allen County Museum,
Church Women United and Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District.
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEARS SPECIAL EVENT:
Please email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org - no later than November 16, 2020. All photos must be jpegs. Please be sure to list the name of your family, group, organization or business that is entering the photo and put CTF in the subject line of the email. We will only be able to accept the first 125 entries.
Due to the cancellation of the regular Festival as a result of limitations relating to COVID-19, the committee will be decorating the gazebo in the Children’s Garden with a tree and lights. The garden is located adjacent to the museum parking lot. We encourage you to drive by and enjoy the festive decorations beginning December 2nd and continuing through the month of December.
We look forward to seeing all
of you back next year for the
49th Annual Christmas Tree Festival!