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Historic Downtown FindlayFindlay’s history is unique and varied. And unlike many other towns across the United States, much of that history still remains in the form of beautiful historic homes and the interesting architecture throughout the downtown area. What is even more fascinating is that many local Findlay businesses are moving forward while being housed in a building that hasn’t changed much in the past 100 years. 

On April 27, join the Hancock County Historical Museum for ReWINEd: An Event Highlighting the Adaptive Reuse of Historic Downtown Findlay. You will get a self-guided tour of TFC Architects & Engineers, Anderson Robertson Marketing, Rooney & Associates Real Estate, and Alexandria’s. AND you will get a tasted of some of our best local restaurants, including The Bistro, Alexandria’s, and Logan’s Irish Pub. Historic Findlay photographs will be available for viewing at Alexandria’s to give you an idea of what it would have been like to walk down the streets of Findlay through the years. You can also purchase books on historic Findlay to learn even more. All proceeds from the event are going to the Hancock County Historical Museum Capital Campaign, so not only will you get a fantastic night out… You will be supporting an organization that has helped preserve the rich history of Findlay and the surrounding area. 

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And since we know how much our fans love Findlay’s history, we asked the Hancock County Historical Museum to tell us a bit about downtown’s history. Alexandria’s was originally built as Hosler Bros. Livery and Stables, but at one point, it housed a bowling alley, bakery, and battery manufacturing company ALL AT THE SAME TIME. The Wine Merchant was once the Cooper Service Building. And did you know that portraiture was very popular at the time that many of the downtown buildings were built? In fact, you will have the opportunity to have your own portrait done at this event. 

So come out on April 27 for ReWINEd to interact with Findlay’s past and to get a taste of the future.