John Paulding
Historical Society, Inc.

Preserving the past... Paulding County, Ohio's comprehensive historical museum...

John Paulding 
Historical Society, Inc. and Museum

PO Box 93
00 Fairgrounds Drive
Paulding, Ohio  45879
(419) 399-8218

JPHS Web Site

Museum Hours

Tuesdays -- 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
or by appointment

First Saturday
Feb - Nov 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Every Saturday
July and Aug 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

(419) 393-4366

Admission is Free!


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Join Us!
Click here to read all about membership in the JPHS.

Helpful Links

Ohio Historical Society

Paulding County 
Genealogy Society

Ohio Memory Scrapbook

Paulding County Carnegie Library

Who are we?
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.

story of Paulding County
Click here to read a brief history of Paulding County.

Click here to read the 1882 History of Paulding County by Prof. Budd as written in the 1882 Hand Atlas of Paulding County.

Historical Feature
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.

he Collection & Exhibitions
The John Paulding Historical Society maintains a collection of historical significance to the settling and growth of Paulding County.

School Tours
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.

Community QuiltCommunity Quilt [1902]
[Listed in the Ohio Memory Scrapbook]
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).