Street Address
169 E. Church St.
Marion, OH 43302
Mailing Address
169 E. Church St.
Marion, OH 43302
Hours
May 1st thru October 31
Sunday, Wednesday - Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
November 1 thru April 30
Sunday, Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
CLOSED: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving (Thursday & Friday), Christmas Day, New Years Day. January & February (except by appt.)
Admissions
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Staff
Jenny Nash, Webmaster

Description

What a fantastic setting for the world's largest collection of popcorn poppers and peanut roasters! All of the classic antique poppers are here - Cretors, Dunbar, Kingery, Holcomb and Hoke, Long-Eakin, Excel, Manley, Burch, Star, Bartholomew, Stutsman and Advance. Not only is it the only Popcorn Museum in the world, it also represents the largest collection of restored popcorn antiques.

Wyandot museum craftsman have done the restorations so well you will think the poppers were built yesterday. Two are more than 100 years old.

Since 1982, Wyandot Popcorn Museum has been a great place for families and kids of all ages. We encourage you to stop in for a poppin' good time!

"The Marion Popcorn Festival is the largest popcorn festival in the world annually attracting crowds in excess of 250,000. Having been named one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association, prides itself on having something for everyone. "

History

The Wyandot Popcorn Museum opened in early September of 1982, just prior to the 2nd annual Marion Popcorn Festival. Not only is it the only Popcorn Museum in the world, it also represents the largest collection of restored popcorn antiques. The Museum concept is an outgrowth of a historical research project by George K. Brown.

The first acquisition, in the Spring of 1981, was our feature popper, the Cretors 1899 No. 1 Popcorn Cart. It was purchased in badly decayed condition and was restored by expert Bob Pearson of Kansas. It is the third oldest existing Cretors popcorn machine. (The earliest patents for such equipment were filed in the 1890's) Further acquisitions have been restored by a team of self-trained employees, using the 1899 wagon as a prototype.

From Scouts to Senior Citizens, tour groups have been delighted to experience the Wyandot Popcorn Museum. The sights and sounds of chugging, popping and whistling help to take visitors back in time. Visitors may browse at their leisure or request programs by appointment for larger groups. Tour programs include 3 videos, (children, adult and senior), speaker, media and guided demonstrations.

Artifacts Collections

What a fantastic setting for the world's largest collection of popcorn poppers and peanut roasters! All of the classic antique poppers are here - Cretors, Dunbar, Kingery, Holcomb and Hoke, Long-Eakin, Excel, Manley, Burch, Star, Bartholomew, Stutsman and Advance. Not only is it the only Popcorn Museum in the world, it also represents the largest collection of restored popcorn antiques.