Sunday’s first-ever History Fair sponsored by the Crawford County History Alliance (CCHA) drew strong numbers on Sunday afternoon at the Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center.

The event, in which 11 partnering history organizations showcased attractions, programming, and events to attendees from across the region, was the launch of the CCHA’s new Passport Program. In addition to viewing displays and receiving handouts from participating groups, attendees picked their Crawford County History Passports.

These collectible Passports will receive stamps when a site is visited between now and early October, qualifying participants for prizes.

A Declaration of Understanding was signed at the event which evidenced the organizations’ mutual commitment to share ideas and to raise awareness of history across Crawford County. Those participating included Galion organizations Preserving Galion/The Gill House, the Galion History Center, and Friends of the Big Four Depot. Other groups involved were the Bucyrus Historical Society, the Crawford County Park District, the New Washington Historical Society, the Crawford County Arts Council, the Crestline Historical Society, the Harvey School, the T & OC Depot in Bucyrus, and the Ohio Lincoln Highway.

As the event was concluding, organizers shared that some 301 guests attended the History Fair.

Photos from the event are below.