If you know me, then you know my interest in nostalgia and my passion for Toledo history. So, you can imagine how my interest was piqued when I heard about the a new project promoted by the Toledo History Museum – the Greater Toledo History Trail.
Ted Long from the Toledo History Museum took some time with me to discuss the Trail, which he calls an adventure, “People will have a real blast as they explore our area’s historic sites and museums but they’ll also gain a new appreciation for the Toledo story. “
There are nine stops along the History Trail that offer”amazing history journeys.” The first step is to go online and print your history travel passport. Then hit the trail to the Toledo Police Museum, the Toledo Firefighters Museum, the Wolcott Heritage Center, the Local History Department at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Spafford House Museum, Sylvania Historical Village, Brandville School & Museum Complex, the National Museum of the Great Lakes and the Toledo History Museum.
While you may start the Trail at any of the nine locations, Ted suggests starting with the Toledo History Museum at 2001 Collingwood at the corner of Woodruff. I’ve been to most of the locations already. My favorite? I think I might be leaning toward the Toledo Firefighters Museum.