UPPER SANDUSKY - The Wyandot County Historical Society is to open at 1 p.m. Saturday with a flag-raising by Boy Scout Troop 777.
During opening festivities, museum curator Ronald Marvin Jr. is to present a public lecture, "The Murders of Wyandot County," at 2 p.m. The lecture is included with the cost of admission.
While conducting research on artifacts in a Wyandot murder case, Marvin discovered many original newspaper articles that shed light on the events associated with the items on display.
Attendees will learn about the earliest executions in Wyandot County, the stories behind several local murders and their aftermaths, as well as interesting anecdotes recorded in historical documents.
Some of these include the Red Slipper Murder, the Hatchet Murder, the Carnival Barker Murder and the Dynamite Murder.
This lecture is intended to provide visitors with a better understanding of the artifacts on display. Following the lecture, Marvin is to be available to answer questions.
This is the historical society's 50th year in the Beery/McConnell House at 130 S. Seventh St., Upper Sandusky.
To commemorate this milestone, the society has developed a schedule of events, updated several displays and created permanent exhibits. These include a new Wyandot History Room, an Oddities Room and a walk-through streetscape containing a general store, pharmacy, barber shop, cobbler shop, carpenter shop and blacksmith shop.
The site will be open for tours 1-4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28. Additional tour dates and times can be arranged by appointment.
Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.