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