Historical Society, Inc. and Museum
PO Box 93
600 Fairgrounds Drive
Paulding, Ohio 45879
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
or by appointment
Feb - Nov 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
July and Aug 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Admission is Free!
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to see how you can help!
Click here to read all about
membership in the JPHS.
County Carnegie Library
The John Paulding Historical Society, Inc. was charted in 1977 inspired by
the committee formed to plan Paulding County's 1976 U.S. Bicentennial
celebrations. Our first building was erected in 1984.
History of Paulding County
Click here to read a brief history of Paulding County.
here to read the 1882 History of Paulding County by Prof. Budd as written
in the 1882 Hand Atlas of Paulding County.
Early schools of Paulding County dotted the flat
landscape. This feature will explore the history of these early
schools. Click here to read about Washington Township Schools.
The Collection & Exhibitions
The John Paulding Historical Society maintains a collection of historical
significance to the settling and growth of Paulding County.
The museum is open by appointment for school tours. Students will be
transported back into early Paulding County as they walk through the past
via a guided tour.
The Museum Country Store
Gifts and items of local flavor are available for sale in the store. Featured
items include Ohio Bicentennial T-Shirts and Sweatshirts in children and
adult sizes; and new children's toys. Proceeds benefit the JPHS.
[Listed in the Ohio Memory Scrapbook www.ohiomemory.org]
This red and white quilt was the result of a
project initiated by Lucy Keck (also spelled Kek), wife of a United
Brethren Church minister in Paulding County. Names of more than three
hundred members of the congregation were embroidered on squares of fabric,
which were pieced together and quilted, presumably by the women of the
church. The quilt measures 66 by 74 inches (167.64 by 187.96 cm).