Celebrating 200 Years!  1820~ 2020

In 2020 Sandusky County will be 200 years old and a year of celebrations and local history themed events await you. From the Heavy forested areas in the east to the Great Black Swamp in the west hear about early pioneer life, the discovery of oil which led to the great oil boom and eventually sending a man into space. Throughout the Bicentennial year we will be bringing you these great stories and more to the cities, villages and communities of OUR Sandusky County.

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Traveling Museum

"The Cotillion Affair"

Bicentennial Ball

May, 16, 2020

Terra, Student Activity Center

6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

  • Appetizers with Local Celebrity Servers

  • Dinner & Dessert Bar

  • Professional "Cotillion" Dance Dinner Show

  • Open Bar

  • Live Auction

  • Sponsored by ProMedica Memorial Hospital

$75.00 per person

"Historical Walking Tour"


Sat, May 30, 2020

SC Historical Society

10:00 a.m. or Noon Tours

Learn about Sandusky County’s first courthouse, the cemetery under Arch Street, businesses that used to be downtown and much more.

10 a.m. and noon and last one hour.

Tours are limited to 25 people. Advanced reservations are required.

$5.00 per person

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The organization requesting the Traveling Museum will be responsible for museum security. A 2020 Board Member will open and close the museum every day and will check on the museum during the event. There is no cost for the Traveling Museum, as long as the museum remains in the same condition that it is upon its arrival.

On April 1, 1820, Sandusky County and the attached Seneca Territory held its first election. The first seat of justice was set in Croghansville which later became known as Lower Sandusky in 1827 then Fremont in 1849. The name for our newly formed county, “Sandusky”, comes from three Wyandot words meaning "Cold Water". Sandusky County is known for being a major agricultural producer, was once known as the cutlery capitol of the world and has been home to many famous individuals, including; Civil War generals James "Birdseye" McPherson and Ralph Buckland, astronaut Tom Henricks, author Sherwood Anderson and President Rutherford B. Hayes. This marker was placed here on April 1, 2020, in remembrance of the 200 years of hardworking and devoted people who carved from the wilderness and Great Black Swamp this Our Sandusky County.

Bicentennial Christy Knives
Corporate Sponsors

Thanks to the generous donations from dozens of area businesses and agencies, we are able to plan this monumental year.  Please take a moment to browse through our sponsors list and be sure to thank them when you see them in our community.

Individual Sponsorships



Alex Gorabetz * Amanda Pochatko * Angie Morelock * Angie Ruiz * Bev Spieldenner * Bill Taylor * Bobby & Kellie Sears * Bob Hart * Carlos Baez * Chuck & Jerri Miller * Cindy Waggoner * Dale & Kay Reiter * Dan & Carol Polter * Daniel Sanchez * David Thornbury & Stacie Herner * Denny & Jan Day * Don & Kathleen Nalley * Dr. Cory Stine * Dr. Steve & Stephanie Rusher * Harry & Gloria Miller * Jeannie Gore * Jill Simpson * Jim & Connie Warner * Jim & Kay Miranda * Jim & Kim Moyer * Jim Parkhurst * Jim Weaver * Jodi Albright * John & Brenda Havens * John & Diane Roush * John & Leanne Shetzer * Johnathan & Becky Long * Judge Jeremiah & Melanie Ray * -Judge John Kolesar * Justin Smith * Kenneth C. Walz * Kim & Dave Cope * Kristina Smith * Larry & Susie Michaels * Laurie Young * Mayor Kevin & Holly Strecker * Mandy Burris * Maria D. Garza * Mark Mulligan * Mary Mitchell * Michael M. Waleryszak * Mike & Laurie Sistrunk * Mike & Mary Lou Jay * Mr. & Mrs. Jim Havens * Nicole M Linder * Pam Babione * Paul Grahl * Peggy Courtney * Randy McCullough * Rich Harman * Richard Stegman * Roger Kuns * Ronald Schumacher * Roy & Marty Wilhelm * Russ & Ruth Zimmerman * Ryan & Sarah Zimmerman * Scott & Colleen Carmack * Scott & Shannen Lang * Scott & Tammi Miller * Shawn Kern * Skip & Ellen Honsperger *  Steve & Moni Younker * Susan Cherry * Tom & Amy Anway * Tom & Kathy Stierwalt * Tony Taylor * Troy & Nicole Thatcher

Event Postponed

Event Postponed

The Traveling Museum will be available for events between April 11, 2020 and December 1, 2020. Book your date(s) early as the Traveling Museum is available on a first-come first-served basis, and spots are filling fast.  Please note that requesting a date does not guarantee you the Traveling Museum. The Chairman will contact you to verify the dates and if the Traveling Museum is available. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks before your event for booking the Traveling Museum. This will allow us to have proper staffing. 

2020 Historical Video
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