Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sunday June 25, 3:00 - Presentation by Andy Hite, Site Manager of Johnston Farms (Piqua)

The second presentation of the 2017 Summer Speaker Series is scheduled for Sunday, June 25 at 3:00. Andy Hite, Site Manager of Johnston Farms will present: "Will the Real John Johnston Please Stand Up, The Role of Indian Agents".  Presentation is open to the public and free of charge.

July 22 - St. Clair 5K Run/Walk!

Sign up for The St. Clair 5K Run scheduled for Saturday, July 22nd at 8:30am! Download a form at www.mercerhealth5kchallenge.com, or go to www.goodtimesraces.com/ and register online. A fort cannon blast will launch the race, and all runners will be off to enjoy old and new sites throughout Ft. Recovery. Pre-registered costs: $20 with race shirt, $12 without; $10 for 10 and under - no shirt. Race day sign-up is $15. Registration begins at 7:15am on the porch of the museum! We offer....Chip timing! Age Group Awards! Food and Drinks at Finish! Door Prizes!

Sign Up Here!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Jubilee Pie Contest and Auction!! Friday, June 16

A pie contest highlights the Fort Recovery Jubilee on Friday, June 16th at 8:00. Enjoy baking one or more of your favorite pies: fruit, crème, or any type specialty pie. Bring the pies to the registration stand next to the headquarters by 7:30 that evening. All pies will be judged and a $25 prize awarded to the best pie in each category. After the contest all pies will be auctioned off. Proceeds go to the Fort Recovery Historical Society for two benches in Krenning Park where new murals are being painted this summer. Call Helen at 419-375-2308 for more information.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sunday May 7, 12:00-5:00, Opening Sunday Event, "Come Sit A Spell"!


Come to the Fort Recovery Museum on its Opening Sunday, May 7 to peruse some really interesting old articles and collections belonging to the Fort Recovery Historical Society. "Come Sit a Spell"!

Among the items on display and available for hands-on examination are old diaries, yearbooks, sports memorabilia, a civil war newspaper and artifacts, a tamburitza etc.

A tamburitza is a musical instrument that is a cross between a guitar and a banjo and is native to Croatia, but was manufactured in Fort Recovery in the 1940's!

The civil war newspaper is a newspaper of the South. It is a perfect example of the extreme poverty of the south at that time of the war as the paper is printed on old wallpaper, so visitors can read an actual report from that desperate wartime on the front and see the wallpaper on the back of this precious artifact, donated by a descendent of the Lipps family, an old, old historic family of Fort Recovery.

Archaeologist, Chris Thompson will be present to display and explain military artifacts that have been recovered from the fort and battlefield area.

Tables and chairs will be set up, so visitors can peruse to their heart’s content!

Come Sit a Spell with Chris, Kathy Thobe and other representatives of the historical society and museum. Free

Friday, February 24, 2017

Saturday May 6, Museum Opens for the Season!

We hope you can come visit us this summer!
May - Weekends + Memorial Day, 12:00pm - 5:00 pm
June through August - Daily, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
September - Weekends + Labor Day, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Sunday, May 28, 3:00 - Speaker Jeremy Turner, "Life as a Shawnee in 1700s Ohio Territory"

We are excited to begin our 2017 Speaker Series with Jeremy Turner, a Shawnee Native American from Indianapolis. The Shawnees were the most prevalent tribe in our particular area, and under their war chief, Blue Jacket, they were a significant force in the 1791 Battle of the Wabash and the 1794 Battle of Fort Recovery. Hopefully, you saw the schedule (also on Face Book and Website) of speakers for this summer and can see how this presentation sets the stage for the remainder of the 2017 museum presentations. Jeremy was here as a speaker (different topic) several years ago, and he was well received, so we are looking forward to his return.

There is no charge for attendance.