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Art in the Alley

Thanks to all that attended Art In The Alley, hope you had a great time.
Special Thanks to Hempy Water Conditioning of Forest for providing the Water and Salsa for making the Great Food.  Many Thanks to our Wonderful Volunteers without You we couldn't be Us.
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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.

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Visit Hardin County Historical Museums, Inc

Where the light of our past, brightens our future!

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223 N Main St. Kenton, OH 43326

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Opening Hours

Tuesday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday 1:00-4:00pm
Thursday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Starting May 13, 2023
223 N. Main St. Museum  will
be open 2nd Saturday of the Month from 1:00pm to 4pm.
Starting June 5, 2023 Heritage Farm Museums at the Fairgrounds will be open Mondays from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm (Weather Permitting)

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Upcoming Events

Celebrating The Museum

The Hardin County Historical Museums
By Invitation Only

The Hardin County Historical Museums Celebrating The Museum

June 10, 2023 at The Kenton Elks 157 E. Franklin St. Kenton, OH

Starting at 5:00pm-6:00pm tour of Scioto Junction Model Train Club 

Dinner at 6:00pm at the Elks 157 E, Franklin St. Kenton, OH

Silent Auction-Kenton Toy Raffle-Entertainment

Tickets are $30 per Person

Questions call the Museum at 419-673-7147

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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 -

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