Transportation Museum grand opening events kick off today

Several weekend events are scheduled to celebrate the grand opening of the Logan County History Center's new 15,000-square-foot Transportation Museum addition, 521 E. Columbus Ave.

Saturday, April 26

Events will kick off with a parade at 11a.m. Saturday. The parade will form at the Logan County Fairgrounds and travel north on Main Street, turn east on Columbus Avenue and end at the museum at 521 E. Columbus.

Included among parade entrants are antique cars, floats, hi-wheel bikes, high schools bands, and hometown celebrity Eddie Bobblitt on his unicycle. Eddie was once featured in Life Magazine for delivering the Bellefontaine Examiner on his one-wheel conveyance.

A bi-plane flyover is also on tap. The museum will be open after the parade until 4 p.m.

Parking will be restricted on portions of Columbus Avenue and at the museum.

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A replica of the first airplane built by Bellefontaine aviation pioneer Clarence Wissler hangs above the entry to the new Transportation Museum, 521 E. Columbus Ave. The new 15,000-square-foot facility will be open to the public until 4 p.m. Saturday, following an 11 a.m. parade. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Shuttle offered after parade
A shuttle will run to the new Transportation Museum, 521 E. Columbus Ave., following the parade today.

The circular route will stop at the city parking lot across from the Bellefontaine Post Office along Detroit Street and from the parking lots at Dollar General Store and the Department of Jobs and Family Services, both along Columbus Ave.

The shuttle will continue to run until between 3:30 and 4 p.m., museum officials said.

*Regrettably, inclement weather could cause the parade to be canceled. No rain date can be scheduled.

Sunday, April 27

1 p.m. — Formal Dedication of the New Museum and placement of the 100-year time capsule. Ohio Senate President Keith Faber is scheduled as the featured speaker.

1-4 p.m. — Museum open to the public

3 p.m. — Cash Drawing

Beginning next week, the Logan County History Center will be open to the public for normal hours from 1 to 4 p.m. each Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

For more information call (937) 593-7557 or visit