Auglaize County Historical Museum to Host Historical Anniversary

Staff Writer

Love is in the air—at the Auglaize County Historical Society.

On Sunday, February 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Mooney Museum, 223 South Main Street, St. Marys, the Historical Society will commemorate the 100th wedding anniversary of Daniel and Carrie Steinemann Mooney in two special ways—with live music and a special sale on Postcard Images of Auglaize County. Admission to the museum is free and open to the public.

Sarah Longbrake will serenade Sunday visitors to the Mooney Museum with live violin music throughout the afternoon. Longbrake plays violin with the Lima Symphony Orchestra and regularly performs with her string quartet for weddings and events. She also teaches violin and piano. Longbrake studied music at Central Michigan University.

“As many local residents remember, Carrie Steinemann was a professional violinist before she married Daniel Mooney, and she continued making music throughout her life," said Auglaize County Historical Society administrator Rachel Barber. "Like Daniel Mooney, so many years ago, visitors to the museum will enjoy the strains of the violin wafting through the house.”

The second feature of the February 25 opening will be a special one-day membership campaign. Anyone who joins the historical society that day will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the full-color Postcard Images of Auglaize County for only $19.18, in commemoration of the Mooney's centennial wedding anniversary. The Mooneys were married on February 28, 1918.

Heart-shaped treats will also be served during the event, to further mark the end of the month of love and this sentimental occasion.

The Auglaize County Historical Society was founded in 1963. The Auglaize County Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of Auglaize County and its people through exhibits, programs, and publications. For more information about this or other Auglaize County Historical Society programming, please email or call 419/738-9328. The Auglaize County Historical Society is also on Facebook.