Auglaize Village

Auglaize Village Auglaize Village is operated solely by Volunteers of the Defiance County Historical Society, a nonprofit educational organization.
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Memberships are: $10 Individual $15 Family $125 Life Membership Contact: Tom Farley 419-399-5023 Event Coordinator: Jim Rath 419-542-6565 Vendor Requests: Lynn Lantz 419-782-7255

05/17/2019

Consider making plans to join us at Auglaize Village this weekend! We are open for the season. You may want to consider a membership to the village. To give you a bit of info on the Village...We are a recreated village of life in northwest Ohio in the late 1800’s, early 1900’s. Several of our buildings are actual buildings that were brought here from the surrounding area. We have a barbershop, post office, doctor’s office, 2 log family homes, ice cream shop, broom shop, print shop, dentist, cooper, blacksmith shop, general store, lock keeper’s house, school house, train depot, church, telephone company and several farm buildings displaying farm equipment and tools.
This year we are open the first Saturday of the month and every Tuesday from 9 am to 3 pm. We are also open on special event weekends. The first Saturday of the month will also feature lawn mower tractor pulls. A concession stand is open during all of our events. Our events this year are:
Settler's Encampment - May 17 &18 (Colonial reenactors take up camp in the village for
the weekend showing skills such natural plant dying, soap making, candle making, Native American interpreter for silver smithing, tinsmithing, fishing lures, fire starting with flint and steel, spring lathe demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, lead musket ball making, butter churning, equestrian demonstrations, fur trapping demos and more. Live music by string musician group Fiddlestix. There will be ice cream, pie and brownies and a consession stand will be available.
Ohio Chautauqua – June 4th through June 8th (Ohio Chautauqua is a living history performance brought by the Ohio Humanities Council. There are nightly performance under a big red tent. There are also day programs located throughout the county. We are excited this year to have been chosen to host this free public event.)
Civil War Reenactment –June 22 & 23 (The village will be filled with Northern Union soldiers and Southern Confederate soldiers. They will hold several reenactments “battles” throughout the weekend. They will also be demonstrating life skills of the time.)
Motorama – July 7 (The village becomes a bustling hub of activity with anything with a motor! There will antique and collectable cars, tractors, lawn mowers, etc.)
Wing Fest – Sept. 7 (A friendly competition among vendors to see who makes the best chicken wings in the county…come cast your vote! The village buildings will be open with reenactors. Other side items and drinks will also be available for purchase.
Johnny Appleseed Festival – October 5 & 6 (Our largest event of the year! The village presses will be busy this weekend...we will press apples into cider, sorghum into molasses, and make apple butter and caramel corn. The buildings can be toured and there will be vendors selling items.)
We look forward to seeing you at one of our events this year. The cost of admission is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Members are admitted for free.

Happy Birthday to our Historical Settler, Mike Judson! What a great day for a birthday!
05/17/2019

Happy Birthday to our Historical Settler, Mike Judson! What a great day for a birthday!

School Days today! Despite a little rain!
05/17/2019

School Days today! Despite a little rain!

Kids galore! Soil and Water Conservation brought Defiance 5th Grade. Defiance 6th Graders visited to finish up their Mid...
05/15/2019

Kids galore! Soil and Water Conservation brought Defiance 5th Grade. Defiance 6th Graders visited to finish up their Middle School experience.

We were featured on this too!
05/15/2019

We were featured on this too!

Out N About Columbus has been in Defiance this week filming for Defiance's TV segment!
If you are in the Columbus area, watch live on May 26th to see why YOU should come visit Defiance! If you are unable to watch it live, no worries! We will post links to the segment too!
#DefiFamous #CommunitySupport #VisitDefianceOH

The new desk is organized! Thanks again Tom Hubbard and staff!
05/14/2019

The new desk is organized! Thanks again Tom Hubbard and staff!

Tuesday crew! Today we almost had as many women as men! Thanks for the flowers, Mary!
05/14/2019

Tuesday crew! Today we almost had as many women as men! Thanks for the flowers, Mary!

Settler’s EncampmentAuglaize Village and Farm MuseumMay 18th - 19th, 2019Step back in time to this recreated colonial-...
05/14/2019

Settler’s Encampment
Auglaize Village and Farm Museum
May 18th - 19th, 2019

Step back in time to this recreated colonial-era village and enjoy fun for the entire family. Over 70 costumed historical reenactors welcome you to the village. The sprawling village is dotted with unique shops in the colonial marketplace. See demonstrations of blacksmithing, tinsmithing, spinning, weaving, natural plant dyeing, soap making, candle making, and woodworking as you walk around the village. Also be sure to visit the schoolhouse, general store, doctor's office, railroad station and more. Enjoy the sounds of horses walking down Main Street and feel like you have stepped into an 18th-century village. Additionally, military reenactors will entertain you with musket and artillery firing demonstrations. Come try your hand at colonial skills such as butter churning, wool carding and candle making.

The air will be filled with the scents and smells of the foods of the colonial period. Enjoy open fire cooking demonstrations daily. Your taste buds will enjoy the savory food from our concession stand. Both days will feature music traveling through the village.

On Sunday, May 19th, there will be a church service at 10:00 a.m. in the historic church. Come sit in the pews and sing along with a string quintet. All denominations are welcome to attend.

This year's Settler's Encampment will be a great family-friendly event. We are located at the Auglaize Village & Farm Museum, 12296 Krouse Road, Defiance. The event will take place Saturday, May 18 from 10 am-5 pm & Sunday, May 19 from 10 am to 4 pm. Adults $5, children 12 under free.

Awesome donation! The Hubbard Company DEEPLY discounted a real office setup! Here's their great crew delivering and sett...
05/13/2019

Awesome donation! The Hubbard Company DEEPLY discounted a real office setup! Here's their great crew delivering and setting up.This is amazing! It will really help us grow our education program and stay current! Thank you Tom Hubbard and family!

Thanks to Johns Manville, the Premier Sponsor for Chautauqua! A very generous $5,000 sponsor! Defiance thanks you!
05/11/2019

Thanks to Johns Manville, the Premier Sponsor for Chautauqua! A very generous $5,000 sponsor! Defiance thanks you!

We have a new broom maker! Come on out to the village and see Foyle Solether in the broom shop and his perfectly balance...
05/10/2019

We have a new broom maker! Come on out to the village and see Foyle Solether in the broom shop and his perfectly balanced broom that stands on its own!

This link lets you sign up for slots helping pop kettle corn at Village events!  It's an app we're trying out to make co...
05/09/2019
Kettle Corn Volunteers

This link lets you sign up for slots helping pop kettle corn at Village events! It's an app we're trying out to make coordinating easier. We will be posting more sign up sheets as we go! Thanks for considering donating your time to our cause! https://signup.com/go/QwaewPD Please feel free to share this link!

SignUp.com makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!

05/08/2019
4KD Crick Brewery

Fun for all!!!

Calling all history enthusiasts!
Taylor Moyer will be here this Saturday at 4pm to share his knowledge of Breweries Along the Maumee River and Sam Dell sings. Come learn something about your community's past!

Lots of team work at the village today. I didn't even know we had a Port-a-John sled!
05/07/2019

Lots of team work at the village today. I didn't even know we had a Port-a-John sled!

Busy morning at the village! Northwest Ohio blacksmiths
05/04/2019

Busy morning at the village! Northwest Ohio blacksmiths

Northwest Ohio blacksmiths (NOB), at AuGlaize Village
05/04/2019

Northwest Ohio blacksmiths (NOB), at AuGlaize Village

05/04/2019

With Christine Northwest Ohio blacksmiths

Settlers Encampment on the Auglaize
05/02/2019

Settlers Encampment on the Auglaize

Wayne's Legion! An inseparable element of the NW Ohio story. Visit with them May 18-19 at Settler's Encampment on the AuGlaize.

The Tuesday Crew is standing room only for lunch!
04/30/2019

The Tuesday Crew is standing room only for lunch!

Village Ninjas! One hour project! Resetting benches around the Village!
04/13/2019

Village Ninjas! One hour project! Resetting benches around the Village!

Village Ninjas! Simple job! New downspout ends!
04/13/2019

Village Ninjas! Simple job! New downspout ends!

Village Ninjas! We could use a new ridge cap on the bathrooms!
04/13/2019

Village Ninjas! We could use a new ridge cap on the bathrooms!

Village Ninjas! We need patching on the chinking at the Kinner Cabin!
04/13/2019

Village Ninjas! We need patching on the chinking at the Kinner Cabin!

Village Ninjas! We need a rebuild on the back stairs at the Kinner Cabin!
04/13/2019

Village Ninjas! We need a rebuild on the back stairs at the Kinner Cabin!

In last night's monthly meeting we discussed tomorrow's "Open AuGlaize Village Day" from 9 to noon.  Several people brou...
04/12/2019

In last night's monthly meeting we discussed tomorrow's "Open AuGlaize Village Day" from 9 to noon. Several people brought up groups and businesses that we could have contacted who reward their employees for volunteering. On that list was Kohls, State Bank, St. Mary's Youth Group, Credit Adjustments, etc. If you LOVE AuGlaize Village and want to help, but just don't have time and you work at one of these businesses, would you please consider posting these opportunities at your business on our behalf? We NEED YOU! What a simple way to volunteer that really counts! [email protected]

Monthly meeting is tomorrow night, April 11th in City Council Chambers on Perry Street in Defiance.  Meeting starts at 7...
04/10/2019

Monthly meeting is tomorrow night, April 11th in City Council Chambers on Perry Street in Defiance. Meeting starts at 7PM. All are welcome. Please email for any questions [email protected]

Networking with other historians, getting new ideas! Look out Defiance!
04/06/2019

Networking with other historians, getting new ideas! Look out Defiance!

Attending the Region 1 Meeting today with Ohio History Connection. History Nerds!!!
04/06/2019

Attending the Region 1 Meeting today with Ohio History Connection. History Nerds!!!

Congrats to our friends at Historic Homes
03/31/2019

Congrats to our friends at Historic Homes

There was no paper on Sunday, March 30, 1913. So we'll take this opportunity to give alot of thanks for all the time, and donations made toward our Flood Pole Project! Thanks to the Rover Pipeline for the funding administered through the Ohio Preservation Office and the Defiance County Commissioners. Thanks to Warren Schlatter and the County Engineer's Office for helping us site the water levels in 1913! Thanks to the Defiance County Parks Commission, and the Defiance City Board of Control, Jill Krutch and Rob Cereghin for your help and cooperation and the donation of the old street light posts that were re purposed for the project!. Now for the PRIVATE CITIZENS WHO TRULY ROCK! Clifford Hunt and crew who cleaned up and painted the light posts, added finials and hauled the posts to their site and later painted them and marked the rings all at no cost. Thanks to Rob Cereghin and Mayor McCann for getting them set. Thanks Ralph Hahn and Bill Sterling for working out the pole donation, clean-up and transfer. Thanks to Danny Kellermeyer for a really tricky installation, again donated. Thanks to Rich Rozevink for finding the old Crescent News articles. Thanks to Ed Bronson for taking the pictures! Thanks to D.J. Zeedyke for advise on installation! Thanks to John Yeutter and Brian Campbell for making this project affordable with your graphic design and concrete work. Thanks to Trish Speiser and Cam Williams for the idea. Trish Speiser wrote the copy, so we'll know who to find if something is wrong! LOL

From Historic Homes...
03/30/2019

From Historic Homes...

Saturday, March 29, 1913

Relief Efforts Continue.

Toledo telephoned they were donating $2,000 cash and 100 cots and blankets. The local relief fund is at $2500 and we hope to raise another $1000. "Here is the time to show the real spirit that makes a town in time of disaster." That would bring the total to $5,000 which is the bare minimum needed.

The board of health has ordered that no flooded homes can be entered without permission. Notices will be posted on all flooded homes to this effect in hopes of stopping disease.

Captain DeKay requests you identify yourself to the guardsman when out at night or in your yard as Co G is under orders to patrol and fire on looters.

Citizens must boil their water in the flood district and scrub floors with liquid soap and lime their basement floors. (This will be easier when there is water and gas.)

The rivers will probably return to normal by tonight. The fall was slower last night than anticipated.

The Cheney Lumber Company didn't fair as badly as feared. The heroic men employed there built a large boom which was a masterpiece of ingenuity. It saved their stock of timber and buildings from being washed away.

We hope to have the gas back on tonight and water tonight or Sunday. Street cars resumed this morning. Public school will resume Monday.

The picture theaters of the city will give a benefit show Sunday afternoon and night. Admission is a free-will offering.

The forty hours devotion scheduled at St. Mary's church will be postponed.

The Power Dam is a mess...

Historic Homes of Defiance
03/29/2019

Historic Homes of Defiance

Friday March 28, 1913

The Defiance Public Library Recorded the following: "This brings the week of the great flood. The regular meeting was dispensed with at noon on Tuesday March 25th. The water had flooded the fire-room putting out the furnace fire and thereby necessitating the closing of the library. By Wednesday morning all approaches to the building was impassable except by boat. By Thursday morning the entire fort grounds were under water and the water in the basement had risen to a height of seven feet. At its crest, the water had covered all but three of the stone steps at the front entrance to the building. By order of the Board of Health the library will be kept closed for two weeks."

From Historic Homes
03/29/2019

From Historic Homes

Friday March 28, 1913

Mayor Schmaltz received a telephone call from Sherwood this morning offering to send men over and aid with the cleanup, or anything else they could do to help.

He received a telegram from Toledo's Mayor offering free hospital service in Toledo.

Jewell is raising a relief fund.

The Lion Theater will show a moving picture Sunday the proceeds of which will benefit the Relief Fund.

The Defiance County Board of Health has issued the following order: All water from wells and cisterns in the district must be boiled. The water contains typhoid fever germs and all citizens must boil their water before drinking or their will be a typhoid breakout.
The floors should be well scrubbed with "Green Soap", this is a liquid soap.
Cellars should be thoroughly scrubbed down and lime sprinkled about. Lime is the cheapest and best disinfectant that can be secured. People in the flood district must boil all water, even for washing. This instruction "should be obeyed to the letter."

The Gas company reports that they are underway in cleaning the water from the gas main. They should be able to restore service Saturday or Sunday. They are hoping to have Electric lights restored to the East Side Saturday. The Electric Company has a large force of men at work. They kept the lights on in central Defiance throughout the flood.

PATROL WILL AGAIN BE OUT

National Guard to Guard Flooded District Again

A number of Ohio National Guardsmen patrolled the flood district Thursday night to prevent looting. They have orders to shoot any suspicious characters. Their guns are loaded.

The rivers have receded enough to allow pedestrians to be ferried across Front St (now Fort St.) to the Clinton St. Bridge where they can cross the Maumee on foot.

The number of homeless in Defiance has risen to 200 - money is needed. C.M. WIllock of the Relief Committee was forced to leave work Thursday as he suffered a breakdown from the mental strain of overwork throughout this crises. More members have been appointed. Cots, bedding, clothing and money are in dire need.

Rumors the Turnbull will close are false. The plant will be employing men again to start the cleanup next week.

The Governor of Ohio has declared a Ten Day Legal Holiday to give relief on notes, mortgages, etc being due at this time.

Wells Fargo will carry money and supplies into Defiance at no charge to support the relief effort.

Colorized photo courtesy of Maurice Trevino.

Historic Homes, thanks
03/28/2019

Historic Homes, thanks

Thursday March 27th, 1913
Defiance Pulls Together!

Flood relief is at the top of Defiance's priorities today! $1,200 was raised in fifteen minutes yesterday. Estimates are coming in that between 100 and 150 people in Defiance need help. We've talked to a man who has nothing left but the suit on his back. His family has had nothing to eat in 48 hours. He is not alone in his plight. It will take at least a week to clean up (OH, IS THAT ALL?)

The corner Sample Room of the Crosby Hotel (STATE BANK DRIVE-THRU) was set up as Flood Relief Headquarters. Cots, bedding and cash are most urgently needed. A fleet of wagons is at the ready to go and pick up donations.

"This is a time when all must get together as one big family and assist those who have been temporarily made homeless by the muddy waters." Crescent-News

The Presbyterian Church on Washington (HOLGATE'S ATTEND THERE) and the St. Paul's Methodist (THE KETTENRINGS ATTEND THERE) both have kitchens and steam boiling plants and so are opened for the homeless to stay until their homes are repaired. Cots have been set up there.

"If you know of anyone in need, report them to the Headquarters at the Crosby. If you wish to show the proper spirit to our fellowmen and can afford it, donate either money or cost and bedclothing. Both are badly needed." Crescent News

THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING!

"Militia Boys Do Good Work"

Co. G is is of great help and has worked tirelessly through the rain and sleet and all through the night. Sgt. Alltoffer has even managed to deliver the mail to Defiance College this morning!

"Thanks Extended to Telephone Girls"

The local telephone operators are to be commended. They worked patiently through the last couple of nights handling a large number of calls throughout the crisis. "This paper and its correspondents to the city dailies feel very grateful to the girls for their faithfulness in discharging their duties by day and night."

The Poultry Association Hall has also opened to the homeless.

Thanks to Jim Hamilton for the bridge photo! If anyone is good with Photoshop and can make the people photos better or format them better, I'd appreciate!

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12296 Krouse Road (GPS USE ONLY)
Defiance, OH
43512

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