Van Wert County Historical Society 

Video Tour of the Museum Grounds

Courtesy of Terry Dietsch,


602 N. Washington StVan Wert, Ohio 45891
Phone 419-771-9851
Open on Sundays from 1:00-4:00p.m. March- November. Special group tours by appointment

The museum is following current Health Departments and CDC Guidelines for Covid-19.  All buildings are routinely cleaned, masks and hand sanitizers are available.  All programs have been planned with social distancing in mind.  If programs and or museum closings/cancelations are necessary announcements will be made on this site,  and on our Facebook Page. 

2023 Opening Day 4/1/2023

New for 2023 

Check out our 2023 Memberbship newsletter

2023 ON Line membership 

Be on the lookout for the 2022-23 Museum Newsletter and Calandra of Events coming in early January.   Lots of exciting events are being planned.  This year  theme is Van Wert Collaboration  look for new events that partner with other Van Wert organizations. 

Your membership is a donation to the Van Wert Historical Society- We are excited to partner with PayPal to offer the opportunity to pay using PayPal

 Online Memberships Available now- after submitting your donation on PayPal please complete the membership form that pops up, this will give us the information needed to send you newsletters and other membership mailings. 

Pay Pal- Donation Link

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Up Coming Events

Opening Day

April 1st

2:00-4:30 pm

Main Street Choc Walk

April 28th 

Find us on Main Street

Van Wert's Rock & Roll Scene 1960's

at the Wassenberg 

April 30th 2:00pm

Art at the Museum 

Coffee or Tea Please

May 13th Noon

June 4th Merkle Log Cabin Opening and Presentation by Clint Myers

June 4th 2:00

Holiday at Home and Firecracker Bike Tour

July 4th 

Railroad Heritage Weekend

July 29-30


Vantage's Teacher Dan Joyce

Sept 17th 2:00

Van Wert County Historal Society's Facebook

*You Might Be From Van Wert

Click on either of the Facebook logos to view these Van Wert County Pages

*You must be part of the "You Might Be From Van Wert Group" to access*