The Allen County Museum and Historical Society has been the community’s anchor for more than 100 years.
The Allen County Museum is the number one attraction in Allen County according to the Lima-Allen County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
Congressman Jim Jordan nominated the Allen County Museum for a National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
The Allen County Museum was named a “Standout in Ohio Tourism” by the Ohio Traveler.
The Allen County Museum was featured in the WBGU-PBS documentary entitled, “Made in America: the Lima Locomotive Works.”
The Allen County Museum was featured in an episode of “What’s in the Barn?” on the Velocity Channel and the Discovery Channel. Plus, the highly prized Thor motorcycle traveled to the prestigious Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance International Auto Show in Florida where it won top honors for “Provenance and Originality,” and most “Historically Significant” machine in the motorcycle class.
The Allen County Museum is the only county museum in the state of Ohio that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, (the national association that sets standards of excellence for all museums), and one of only 1,000 (out of 20,000) in the entire country to hold that distinction.