We invite you to help us leave a lasting legacy.

By participating in one of the following Legacy projects you can do just that.

If you would like someone to chat with you in regards to this please email or submit the form below

Legacy Projects

North Side Park (Trail Head)

This park located just north of the Sandusky River on the east side of Sandusky Ave. This will serve as the trail head for a bicycle/walk path connecting Sandusky Ave to Harmon Field and BAY Soccer fields. Included in the North park will be a resting area, a dog park, parking for food trucks, and playground equipment. The project will also move the existing Norton monument to the park from its current position on the south-west side of the Sandusky River. This inviting space will entice those headed to the lake to stop in Bucyrus and see just what we are all about.

Bicentennial Archways

To commemorate the Bucyrus Bicentennial ,1821-2021, the “Bicentennial” arches will be built. One located just north of the Sandusky River and the other located just south of Charles Street. The effect will be to highlight or bookend the Norton Family, Bucyrus’ founders.

True Meridian Marker and Time Capsule

In 1884 a Prime Meridian marker was placed in Oakwood Cemetery. Its composition is of sandstone and has deteriorated significantly. By restoring and preserving the current marker (not moving) with a durable stone we will ensure the marker will last until 3021 when the new time capsule will be opened.


The Bicentennial website will continue to be maintained to keep the community updated on the progress of Legacy projects, promote Bucyrus’s past, Historical Society and Preservation Society.

Park Improvements

Bucyrus is fortunate to have a great park system that have entertained and at times provided a safe haven for many children These parks house- a swimming pool, baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, playscapes, Frisbee golf and more. It’s time to update and upgrade.

Event Promotion

The Commission’s plan is to capitalize on the popularity of many ongoing community events by promoting Bucyrus and its history. Plus, there are plans to make events specific to the Bicentennial, these include The New Year’s Bratwurst Drop, and the Black-Tie Gala.

Welcome to Bucyrus Signage

Create and maintain uniform signage at all entrance points to Bucyrus

Brick Pavers

This will offer the opportunity to support the Legacy projects to everyone.

*Legacy projects could change due to funding shortages

As a Samuel Norton sponsor, your business will receive:

Samuel Norton, Founder of Bucyrus

As a Col. James Kilbourne sponsor, your business will receive:

As a Harry Martin sponsor, your business will receive:

You can help!

Donate or Sponsor

Contribute to the celebration by donating through the Crawford County Community Foundation. From the list of funds available, choose Bucyrus Bicentennial Fund of Projects, Inc.

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