Events

2021 Schedule of Events
Please check back for updates regarding Covid-19 restrictions or cancellations. At this time all guests are asked to wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines while inside all our museum facilities.

Public Open House
Second Thursday of the month April – December 1-6
Dr. John Bloomfield Home & Carriage House Museum
View the 1894 Victorian home with period furnishing, various photography, textiles, artwork and more from Henry County and Northwest Ohio. Carriage House ‘Prohibition of the Experience: Exhibit’ Open to the public.

Annual Meeting
April 29, 5-7p.
Dr. John Bloomfield Home & Carriage House Museum
This members ONLY event is a special time for them to vote on the election of new officers. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and concerns this event will not feature food or light refreshments. Tour the the Bloomfield & Carriage House Museum.

Mother’s Day Tea
May 8, 1:30pm.

(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 Check back for this event in 2022)
Dr. John Bloomfield Home & Carriage House Museum
$18 non-member/$16 member
For reservations call 419.966.0058

Plant Sale
May 20, 9-3pm.
Dr. John Bloomfield Home & Carriage House Museum Gardens
Get your garden ready by coming to the Dr. John Bloomfield House & Carriage House Museum Gardens and purchasing your very own flowers and plants. This is a great way to the support the HCHS with your purchase while beautifying your home and garden! This event will be a socially distanced outdoor event. Want to donate flowers or plants for the sale? Call 419.966.0058

Fireside Chat #1
May 27, 7-8p.
Nathaniel Hartman Log Home: Henry County Fairgrounds
Former President of the Fallen Timbers Commission and HCHS member Dave Westrick will present a talk on the Battle of Fallen Timbers which took place outside of Henry County on August 20, 1794. Learn the significants of the battle and get a play-by-play of the battle as it unfolded. This program will take place at the Nathaniel Hartman Log Home. Reserve a seat by calling 419.906.1660
HCHS Members $5.00
Non-member $10.00

Simon Girty Fest
June 19, 11-8p.
Dr. John Bloomfield Home & Carriage House Museum Complex and surrounding streets!
Come celebrate the history, arts, and culture of Henry County and Northwest Ohio at this unique arts event! Featuring artisan vendors, farmers market goods, and more! Check out our home page for more details including food, musical entertainment, reserving seats, and purchasing tickets to see the Jolly Gabbers that night!

The Jolly Gabbers of Perrysburg Ohio will headline and close out Simon Girty Fest with a front lawn concert! Ticket reservations required!

Fireside Chat #2
June 24, 7-8p.
Nathaniel Hartman Log Home: Henry County Fairgrounds
Joel Burg is a re-enactor portraying many eras and individuals in American History and his son Tyler, who is a member of the HCHS and active with many re-enactments will present To Steal a Train. This is the story of Andrew’s Raiders and the Great Locomotive Chase. During the American Civil War, James Andrew and 20 union soldiers from Ohio traveled deep into the South to steal a train and burn bridges to disrupt the Confederate Army war efforts. The plans no only sound dramatic, but truly becomes dramatic! Reserve a seat by calling 419.906.1660
HCHS Members $5.00
Non-member $10.00

Fireside Chat #3
July 29, 7-8p.
Nathaniel Hartman Log Home: Henry County Fairgrounds
President of the HCHS and member of the Black Swamp Intertribal Foundation Taylor Moyer will present a special program on the Mounding Building Cultures of Ohio.
Reserve a seat by calling 419.906.1660
HCHS Members $5.00
Non-member $10.00

Henry County Fair & 18th Annual Living History Encampment
August 12-18
Nathaniel Hartman Log Home: Henry County Fairgrounds
Join us as we celebrate Henry County’s past, present, and future this year during the Henry County Fair! Tour the 1897 Emmanuel Lutheran One-room Schoolhouse & Museum and explore the unique exhibits showcased from local residents, community organizations, and the HCHS. View original school desks, a clock, and chalkboard from the Southside School and more. Don’t forget our large collection of Heller-Aller tools and implements from Henry County and Napoleon iconic and world renowned windmill factory. If you are interested in displaying anything unique to Henry County or Northwest Ohio history please contact Jean Keller 419.766.0202.

The Living History Encampment will be back again this year! We will be filling to site with mix of historically authentic camps from Ohio’s early frontier history in the 1790s, through Statehood in 1803, the War of 1812, and the American Civil War! Tour the camps daily August 12-15 from 11:00am.-dusk.

The Nathaniel Hartman Log Home c. 1860-1866 will be open daily as well and have some of the earliest artifacts in the HCHS collection on display. This year we will feature a special exhibit on the early history of Henry County and its development.



Napoleon Fall Festival
September, TBA
Nathaniel Hartman Log Home: Henry County Fairgrounds
TBA

Harvest Tea
September 19 1:30pm.
$18 non-member/$16 member
For reservations call 419.966.0058

Fireside Chat #4 History of the American Funeral
Thursday October 28, 7-8p.
Nathaniel Hartman Log Home: Henry County Fairgrounds
Explore the historical values, beliefs, and traditions of the American funeral with President of the HCHS Taylor Moyer. This will be the final Fireside Chat for the 2021 season.
Reserve a seat by calling 419.906.1660
HCHS Members $5.00
Non-member $10.00

Christmas Open House
Saturday December 11, 1-8p.
Sunday December 12, 1-5p.
More information to come closer to the event!

P.O. Box 443, Napoleon, OH 43545

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