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Hardin County Historical Museum 223 N. Main St. Kenton, OH Will Reopen Wednesday April 3, 2024. Our New Hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from Noon till 4:00 pm. 
Every Second Saturday of the Month Noon to 4:00 

Please call 419-673-7147 with any inquires and we will get back to you ASAP.
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Hardin County Historical Museums Partnership Donors for 2024.
Thank You
Kenton Rotary Club
Home Savings and Loan
Hardin Rec/Hillcrest Lanes
Wilson Tire Co. 
Robinson Fin
Century 21 Sunway Realty
Brim's Imports Sales & Svc
Golden Giant, Inc.
Quest Federal Credit Union
Hempy Water Conditioning  Forest OH


 

Hardin County Historical Museums Partnership Donors for 2024.
Thank You
Kenton Rotary Club
Home Savings and Loan
Hardin Rec/Hillcrest Lanes
Wilson Tire Co. 
Robinson Fin
Century 21 Sunway Realty
Brim's Imports Sales & Svc
Golden Giant, Inc.
Quest Federal Credit Union
Hempy Water Conditioning  Forest OH


 

THANK YOU TO MUSEUMS GRANT PROVIDERS

United Way of Hardin County

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Something For Everyone

KENTON CAST IRON TOYS

Kenton is home to the famous Kenton Cast Iron Toys! Known for their high quality, this factory provided jobs for the people in Kenton from 1889-1952. The makers of the Gene Autry cap pistol, Kenton Toys are known throughout the world!

THE BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE

Jacob Parrott, the first Medal of Honor recipient, lived and working in Kenton after the Civil War. Come learn about his role in the Great Train Robbery! Also come and hear the story of Delano Moray, a man who risked his life to save his fellow soldiers, thus earning him the Medal of Honor.

NATIVE AMERICAN AND PIONEER HISTORY

Explore the early history of Hardin County and the Native Americans who lived here. Learn about early settler life and the hardships faced by those who moved through the Ohio Territory. Learn about Simon Kenton and Daniel Boone as well as The Prophet and Tecumseh.

Ray Brown was a great Negro Leagues player in the 1930s with nearly no recognition in his hometown Alger, Ohio. Projects and articles have been written about this iconic baseball player who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006. A historical marker was drafted and created for him to bring awareness to his legend. Learn more about Ray Brown by visiting the history-raybrown website. 

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VISIT HARDIN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUMS, INC

Where the light of our past, brightens our future!

CONTACT US

223 N Main St. Kenton, OH 43326

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OPENING HOURS

Opening April 3, 2024

New Hours

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 

Noon till 4:00 pm

Every Second Saturday a Month Noon to 4:00 pm

Special Hours

for the Eclipse

April 6,  7 & April 8, 2024 from Noon till 4:00 pm

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DONORS TO CELEBRATING THE MUSEUM

 Recognizing the Following Donors Thank You

Hemphy's Water of Forest - Skinny's - Maxline Express -

Robinson Fin Machine - Dr. Warner Kenton Vision Care - Roger's Nationwide Insurance - First Citizen Bank of Dunkirk - Hardin Recreation Inc. Hillcrest Lanes - Home Savings and Loan -

McCullought Industries - Quest Federal Credit Union -

Memorial Park Golf Course - Anonymous - Middlefield Bank - Walmart - David Cline - James & Diane Hill - Roger & Julie Crowe - Thomas Wilcox Jr. -Peter & Jeanne Previte - Karl Thuman - Kenton Rotary Club - Kathleen Blumenschine -

Roz Anderson - Berkley Hill - Barb & Bob Wingfield - Gloria $ Ed Patton - Don Mitchell - Tim Striker - William & Sharon Good

Jack & Diane Fulton - Jeffrey Ralston -

Jerry & Pam Layman - John & Leah Moore - John & Becky Neville-Hardin County Players and All Who Purchased

Tickets to Celebrating The Museum

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