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Open house March 17 for Lincoln Highway centennial
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 8:57 PM

VAN WERT – In 2013, the nation will be observing the Lincoln Highway's 100th birthday. Van Wert will be no exception.

There will be hundreds of classic cars in three tours traveling through Van Wert County on the Lincoln Highway (old highway 30 and Van Wert's Main Street) in May, June and July. The Van Wert Convention and Visitors Bureau is coordinating local activities in association with regional and national highway events. One of the unique, local projects is creation of a history booklet of the highway in Van Wert County.

The Van Wert County Lincoln Highway Centennial Committee will be hosting an open house for the public on Sunday, March 17 at the Historical Society Museum, Annex Building at 2 pm. The purpose of this meeting is to gather photographs, documents, memorabilia and stories related to the local history of the Lincoln Highway. This is an opportunity to share your family's history related to the Lincoln Highway.

There will be a short presentation at 2:30 pm by museum staff on the Lincoln Highway items and documents maintained by the historical society. The museum is open from 2–4:30 pm on this day offering an opportunity to tour the museum and other buildings on the society's grounds.

Questions in advance of the meeting may be directed to the offices of the CVB and Main Street Van Wert located at 136 E. Main Street, Van Wert. You can call the CVB at (419) 238-3978 or (419) 238-6911.

If you would like to lend material and photographs to the committee, all items will be returned to you. You may also donate items to the Van Wert County Historical Society.