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

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Sundy June 9, at 3:00 Second in Speaker Series - Dr. Allen Bernard!

The Challenge of Interpreting and Explaining Ft. Recovery's History for Future Generations!
Dr. Bernard, a Mercer County native, now resident of Cincinnati, is a historical researcher, writer, architectural preservationist, and interpreter of local history. A retired school administrator and university professor, he has traveled widely and is an avid collector of books and prints. Anyone interested in preserving and promoting history and historical sites will surely enjoy Dr. Bernard's powerful and thought-provoking presentation. The public is welcome, and there is no charge. It will be held in the Community Room of the Fort Recovery State Museum, 1 Fort Site Street, Fort Recovery. Call 419-375-4384 for more information.

Sunday June 9 at 2:30 - New Exhibits in Fort Recovery State Museum to be Unveiled!

It's been a few years since a truly new exhibit has been added to the many displays and exhibits of the Fort Recovery State Museum. Thanks to Dr. Allen Bernard, a historical preservationist from Cincinnati, two very important and pertinent displays have been added to the museum: 

First, An original newspaper/journal published on December 18, of that year will be on permanent display in the Wabash Battle portion of the museum. This two+ centuries old newspaper contains the letter written by General Arthur St. Clair to Secretary of War Knox detailing the sad events which took place on our battlefield on November 4, 1791. Most people familiar with that history know the general accounts of the battle, but to read it as St. Clair reported it just days after this American tragedy, is a genuinely moving experience. This treasured artifact, now a part of our museum displays, was donated to the museum by Dr. Bernard. Happily, he will be on hand when this is unveiled on June 9. (2:30)

Second, An original Northwest Territory map as it was first created after the signing of the Greeneville Treaty of 1795 is the second display just now added to the museum! On the advice of Dr. Bernard, the local Fort Recovery Historical Society purchased this rare document to become a part of the museum displays to be viewed by the many guests who visit our museum from all over the country. This display is on the East wall of the museum at the conclusion of the Anthony Wayne portion of the museum. It too will be unveiled on June 9 prior to Dr. Bernard's formal presentation.