January  28th




       2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of the final year of World War I and the signing of the Armistice. After four long years of conflict, the world was exhausted. Millions of people had lost their lives in the conflict and from the 1918 influenza pandemic. A large portion of the European landscape had been decimated. Many of the effects of World War I were yet to be realized when the Armistice was signed in 1918 on the 11th day, of the 11th month, at the 11th hour.

       The Allen County Historical Society is pleased to present Ray Schuck, former Allen County Museum Director and current Professor of History and Museum Studies at Ohio Northern University. Professor Schuck’s presentation will utilize images and videos to discuss the effects that World War I had on America and the world.


       Ray Schuck worked at the Allen County Museum from 1975 to 2000, when he retired as its director. He was offered a position at Ohio Northern University and has been there for the past 18 years as a professor of history and the director of the Museum Studies Program. He teaches courses on a variety of topics including U.S. History, Museum Studies, and Archaeology. He has been recognized as the teacher of the year three times during his tenure and has published books and articles, and given presentations at professional conferences, both here and abroad, on a variety of topics in history, music, and sports.

       The January meeting of the Allen County Historical Society is free and open to the public and marks the 110th anniversary of the organization. Professor Schuck’s presentation will be preceded by a brief business meeting. Please join us for this great presentation!


“A Look at The First World War and America’s Involvement in That War”


Ray Schuck

January Program

2 p.m.

Join us Sunday, January 28th when Ray Schuck returns to the Museum to present an overview of The Great War.