Sunday, September 29, 2019

One of a Kind Auction - Sunday, October 20, 5:00!

One of a Kind Auction - Tailgates and Touchdowns!
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 5:00 PM
Fort Recovery Elem/Middle School Auditeria
Delicious buffet – homemade appetizers & desserts

Tickets $10 at Kaup Pharmacy or from members of Historical Society or Project Recovery

Benefits historic sites in Fort Recovery!

View items at: Mays TV Window & FR Museum/Historical Society Facebook page
Credit Card Use Available at Auction

Silent Auction Items:

  • Rocker/Lawn Chair; Chair Side Table
  • FR Blanket & Yetti Cup
  • Fall Wreath; Bird House; OSU Basket
  • Quilts; Campfire Equipment
  • Collective Classic Cars
  • Lunches at Tin Cupboard; Haircuts-Thien Snipps
  • Cooking Salt Plate
  • Antique Feed Sack
  • Wooden Baking Set; Fresh Produce
  • Purple Afghan & Covered Hangers
  • Sunshine Basket & Whispering Prayer Bracelet
  • $150 Gift Cert. Wabash Communications
  • Beach Pkg.; Brain Booster Books
  • OSU Wall Hangings
  • Jeneration Fitness Pkg.
  • Just 4 Paws Grooming & Doggie Vacation Pkg.
  • Pavilion and Pool Party; Bowling Party
  • Kaup Pharmacy Gift Pkgs.
  • Wooden Bowl; Jams, Honey, Sausage & Baked Goods
  • Sharlette’s Chocolates
  • Antique Glassware
  • FRHS VIP Parking; Homemade Wine Pkg.
  • Presidential Pkg.
  • Coin Proof Sets; 18 Holes Golf w/Cart
  • McDonalds Pkg.; Baby Afghan, Doll, Doll Afghan

  • These items to be auctioned off:

    • Destin Florida Condo & Mystic Dunes Florida Condo
    • OSU Football & Basketball Club Level Tickets
    • Dinner Party for 8 – Trusty Woods
    • UD Basketball Tickets & Parking Pass
    • Canoe Trip
    • St. Anthony Dinner Theater
    • Rossburg Acres Outing
    • Cooper Farms Pkg.
    • Indiana Beach Lakehouse
    • Ohio State Fair Pkgs.

    Misc. Items:
    • Equity Dairy Milk Bottles, Pub Table
    • Handcrafted Wooden Bench, Bowl, Vase
    • Canvas Patio Print; 4 Decorative Patio Pots
    • Vera Bradley Carry-on Luggage
    • Battery Riding Tractor & Trailer – Hull Bros.
    • 2 – 16” Pizzas/Month for a Year – Thobe’s Carryout
    • Fort Blockhouse Framed Print
    • Conceal Carry Pkg.; Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
    • Foyer Table & D├ęcor; Grill
    • Wendel’s BBQ Meal for 25
    • Pie a Month; Green’s Meats w/Cooler
    • Bob VanTrees Painting; Tree
    • DeWalt Screwdriver Kit and DeWalt Circular Saw
    • 5 Step Lawn Program; Platform Swing
    • Child’s Table & Chairs; Ulmer Dry Goods Picture
    • Tailgate Pkg with Wayne Street Market Chicken
    • Barbie & Ken Pkg.; Native American Portraits

    Special Raffle Items:
    • 14K Diamond Ring ($1190 Value)
    • SS Marlin 22 Long Rifle
    • Ruger 22 LR Wild Hog Rifle

    Raffle Items:
    • Nursery Rhyme Quilt;
    • 12 Bigwheels & 12 Drumsticks-FR Dairy
    • Native American Framed Puzzle
    • Locker’s Gifts-$50 Gift Card
    • Casey’s $50 Gift Card; Yetti Soup/Lunch Bowl
    • $100 Cash; Christmas Feather Wreath
    • $25 Gift Certificate – Sunshine Boutique
    • El Camino Gift Card; Hot Head Burrito Coupons
    • Celina Best Western-One Night Stay
    • WalMart Gift Card; Greeks Pizzeria Gift Cards
    • Casey’s $50 Gift Card; Briarwood Gift Basket
    • C-Town Wings, Highmarks; Taco Bell
    • Pizza Hut; Toy Tractor - Lefelds
    • Bake Shoppe Gift Cert.; Bella’s Rest. Gift Basket
    • Great Wall China Gift Cert., Buffalo Wild Wings
    • Arbys Gift Cards; Antique Glassware
    • 2 Cases of Vegetables; Mercer Health Gift Basket
    • Fisher Meats Gift Cert.; Mariachi Gift Card
    • $150 Gift Cert. Wabash Communication
    • Kitchen Aid Gift Bag; JT’s Gift Cards
    • Coffee Pot Gift Cert.; Westwood Car Wash
    • 3-$25 Gift Cert.& Baked Item-Crafty Corner

    Sunday, September 1, 2019

    Author John Winkler speaks on Sunday September 22 at 3:00 pm!

    John Winkler – Peckuwe 1780 Sunday, Sept. 22, Museum Community Room, 3:00
    Fort Recovery’s favorite author returns to tell the story of Peckuwe*!

    As the Revolutionary War took place near the Atlantic, Native Americans and British rangers fought American settlers on the Ohio River frontier in warfare of unsurpassed intensity. When those attacks threatened to drive the Americans from their settlements in Kentucky, Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton and other frontiersmen guided an army of 970 Kentuckians into what is now Ohio to attack the Native American bases from which the raids originated.

    Winkler’s book traces Colonel George Rogers Clark's lightning expedition to destroy Chalawgatha and Peckuwe, and describes how on August 8, 1780 his Kentuckians clashed with an army of 450 Native Americans, under Black Hoof, Buckongahelas and Simon Girty, at the battle of Peckuwe. You won’t want to miss Winkler describe this, the largest Revolutionary War battle on the Ohio River frontier.

    *Peckuwe was a Shawnee village located near present day Springfield, Ohio.

    This book is available at the museum. John will sign this book for you or as a gift for any history lover. The books will be on sale from now to the 22th for $18. Patrons receive an additional discount. (All of the prior Winkler books will be available at the museum too – so if you want any of them for Christmas/birthday gifts, come the 22nd and have John sign them too!)


    Sunday, July 28, 2019

    Author Mary Stockwell speaks on Sunday August 4 at 3:00 pm!

    So proud to present the author of the recently released book, "Unlikely General, Mad Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America". Mary Stockwell will do this presentation at 3 o’clock on Sunday, August 4. These hardback books are discounted and available at the museum. (Patrons get an additional 10% discount.). The author will be happy to sign the books for attendees! A great gift idea for the history lover in your life! 

    2019 Fort Recovery State Museum Speaker Series
    FRSM Community Room - Sundays, 3:00, Free
    Call 419-375-4384 for more information

    Sunday, July 14, 2019

    ST. CLAIR 5K RUN/WALK - Saturday, July 20, 2019, 8:00 A.M

    ST. CLAIR 5K RUN/WALK -Saturday, July 20, 2019, 8:00 A.M.- 501 W. Milligan Street

    Cannon fire sends runners off through historic Fort Recovery! New race course this year with start and finish at the Fort Recovery Community Park (pool park). After the run there will be fruit, yogurt and water, door prize drawings (must be present to win) and awards!

    Fort Recovery Community Park (Pool Park) 501 W. Milligan Street, Fort Recovery, OH 45846
    · Parking Race Day: Parking lots by pool and ball diamonds
    · Water available on the course, splits at 1st and 2nd mile, refreshments at finish
    · Special Awards for top 3 male/female, medals to top three in each age division
    · Five awards in the 14 and under category
    · Registration located in the Cooper Brother's Shelter House in the pool park

     Entry Fee: Make checks payable to Fort Recovery Friends of the Arts

    o Online registration at
    o $20.00 pre-registration with shirt
    o $12.00 pre-registration NO SHIRT
    o FREE for 14 and under – NO SHIRT
    o $15.00 registration on race day - *$15 for shirt race day – very limited #

    Race Directors: Kathy Gonzalez 419-375-2123; Conner Rammel 419-852-4941

    Sunday, June 30, 2019

    Sunday July 7 at 3:00 - Speaker Joe Beatty

    "Live in Their Shoes, Die in Their Shoes: The Story of Captain Erkuries Beatty and Ensign Samuel  Beatty and Their Service In General St. Clair's Army"
    How many times do you get to hear the recounting of the November 4, 1791 St. Clair Battle from a direct connection to that fateful day? Speaker Joe Beatty is the 5th generation descendant of Capt. Erkuries Beatty of the 1st Regiment in Gen. St. Clair's Army, and a cousin to Ensign Samuel Beatty of the 2nd Regiment of Levies 1791. "Beatty" is etched in the granite of the monument with the other officers who died in the battles here.

    Joe is very knowledgeable about his ancestors and the battle of the Wabash! As a matter of fact this presenter has shared "our" story throughout Texas, his home today. Joe is a native of Darke County and a graduate of Greenville High School and The Ohio State University. He completed ROTC flight training with an ATP rating, and he completed the Kellogg Executive Management Training. His professional career has been mostly in the energy sector.

     His last 25 year focus was in Russia and in Central Asian Republics. Among his accomplishments was founding a company to support and manufacture USA products in Russia. He is an avid contributor to community projects and serves as a board member of the Texas War Memorial and is on the Superintendent's Advisory Committee for the 15th largest school district in the United States!

    Fort Recovery Museum Community Room.  No Charge