Saturday, May 20, 2017

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.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sun, Sept 24, 3:00 - "The Other Trail of Tears", Author Mary Stockwell

 
2017 Speaker Series
Fort Recovery State Museum, Community Room
Presentation free to the public

Sunday, September 24, 3:00
The Other Trail of Tears (Indian Removal Act, Andrew Jackson, 1830)
Author, Mary Stockwell

Sun, Aug 27, 3:00 - "The Thames 1813: The War of 1812 on the Northwest Frontier", Author John Winkler

2017 Speaker Series
Fort Recovery State Museum, Community Room
Presentation free to the public

Sunday, August 27, 3:00
The Thames 1813: The War of 1812 on the Northwest Frontier
Author, John Winkler

2017 Speaker Series!

2017 Speaker Series
Fort Recovery State Museum, Community Room
Presentations free to the public

Sunday, May 28, 3:00
"Life as a Shawnee on the Ohio Country Frontier"
Native American Speaker Jeremy Turner

Sunday, June 25, 3:00
"Will the Real John Johnston Please Stand Up; The Role of Indian Agents during the 18th Century"
Johnston Farms (Piqua) Site Manager, Andy Hite

Sunday, July 30, 3:00
"Restoring the Chain of Friendship, Native/British Alliances"
Author, Professor (IUSB), Tim Willig

Sunday, August 27, 3:00
"The Thames 1813: The War of 1812 on the Northwest Frontier"
Author, John Winkler

Sunday, September 24, 3:00
"The Other Trail of Tears (Indian Removal Act, Andrew Jackson, 1830)"
Author, Mary Stockwell