Historical Museum Holding ‘Eclipse Excitement’ Event

(From the Hancock Historical Museum)

Get in the spirit for the upcoming total solar eclipse and learn about some of the local history behind solar eclipses at the Hancock Historical Museum’s “Eclipse Excitement” event taking place 5 – 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23.

Open to all ages, this program is free to attend with no registration required. Enjoy refreshments and discover Hancock County’s connection to eclipses including Cass Township native William Wallace Campbell who used eclipses to prove Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

While exploring the museum campus, visitors will find family-fun stations led by community partners: Hancock Park District, University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum, Hancock Public Health and Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.

Attendees will also learn how to protect their cameras when taking photos of an eclipse and enjoy the park district’s planetarium.

The first 50 families will go home with a children’s book made possible by the museum’s Richard Barchent, Jr. Educational Fund and all attendees will receive a pair of solar eclipse glasses while supplies last.

Thanks to the generosity of the Findlay Elks Lodge #75, Heavenly Pizza and The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, this event is completely free and open to the public.

For more information, visit Hancockhistoricalmuseum.org, call 419-423-4433 or follow the Hancock Historical Museum on Facebook and Instagram.