|1913 Flood Exhibit at the Allen County Museum|
|Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:45 AM|
On March 25, 1913, Lima residents anxiously watched the Ottawa River rise to unprecedented levels. Fire, police and volunteer responders used boats and skiffs to rescue stranded residents. The swiftly moving current took chicken coops, outhouses, pianos, and even the Central Avenue bridge. By the next day, hundreds of residents were homeless. Lima experienced one fatality in the flood.
In remembrance of the Great Flood of 1913, the Allen County Museum will be featuring a photo panel display of local flood images from the collections of the Allen County Historical Society. The exhibit will be on display for the remainder of this year.
The Museum is open from 1 - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed holidays and Mondays. For more information call the Museum at 419-222-9426.