On Wednesday, January 11th at 7pm, individuals interested in Bluffton’s history will meet on the 3rd floor of Bluffton Town Hall to discuss the establishment of the Bluffton Historical Society.
The event was announced by Dan Groman, one of several Blufftonians who formed a local historical society and eventually renewed the idea of creating a Bluffton museum within the village.
Interest in the Bluffton Historical Society has been boiling for decades, Groman told Icon. rice field.
Groman says the project is on the ground floor. “We have no place, no finances…we are starting from scratch,” he said.
Groman said he was inspired by his visits to Massillon and Convoy, and said he hoped a commission would be formed to undertake additional research trips.
The area is managed by the Swiss Community Historical Society and Schumacher Homestead at 8350 Bixel Rd. and focuses on Swiss farms between Bluffton and Pandora. The Bluffton Historical Society will explore and preserve broader areas of historical interest.
If you’re interested in local history, consider attending the January 11th meeting. “It takes people to build a museum,” he says Groman.
“I think Bluffton is the community that can do that,” he commented. At his small group meeting in December, Groman began drafting bylaws in preparation for becoming a nonprofit.
Photo: Allen County Museum and Historical Society on Facebook