Interesting USS Maine Memento On Display In Findlay

The Hancock Historical Museum is home to a lot of interesting pieces of history, including the captain’s bathtub from the USS Maine.

The battleship Maine sunk in the Havana harbor in 1898, and Joy Bennett, curator at the Hancock Historical Museum, says groups from around the country requested mementos from the ship when it was raised years later.



Joy says the tub has had many homes in Findlay, including the courthouse, the university, and the historical museum, where it’s been for many years.

She said some people come specifically to see the tub and other people are surprised to come across it while visiting the museum.

The Hancock Historical Museum is closed in January, but you can see the historic bathtub when they reopen in February.

Learn more about the museum and their other exhibits by clicking here.