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.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sun, Oct 15, 5:00 - Annual One-of-a-Kind Auction, "A Venetian Venture"

Join us for our One of A Kind Auction, sponsored by Fort Recovery Historical Society and Project Recovery on Sunday October 15. This truly is a One of a Kind event! There will be a variety of items up for bid with a Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Raffles throughout the evening. Enjoy delicious Hor d'oeuvres homecooked by Psi Iota Xi. Come to bid or just enjoy having a night out with many from Fort Recovery and surrounding communities!

 All donations benefit our local community and Historical Society and are tax deductible.
Tickets are $10 donation per ticket and can be purchased from any Fort Recovery Historical Society Member or at the Fort Recovery Musem.

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