Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 3:00 - Professor Tim Willig, "Restoring the Chain of Friendship"

Restoring the Chain of Friendship; British Policy and the Indians of the Great Lakes, 1783-1815 is a fascinating book and therefore promises to be an interesting and informative presentation when the author speaks at the museum on Sunday, July 30. As I read the book, I found that it helped me understand the Ameican/Native relationships better by looking at it through the perspective of the British/Native alliances (chains of friendship.)

Books will be available at the museum, and Dr. Willig will be happy to personalize them.
The presentation will be held in the Community Room at 3:00.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Recent Donations to the Fort Recovery Historical Society

Thank you for these interesting and valuable donations!

Old Fort Recovery Equity "print blocks" - from Mary Lou McDaniels

1900 Mercer County Atlas - donated by Bonnie Seiser of Celina in honor of her maternal grandparents John & Ella Lauber of St. Henry and paternal grandparents Phil & Elizabeth Gardner of Fort Recovery.

1800's Framed picture of City Drug Store, Fort Recovery - donated by Mr./Mrs. Craig Alig. It came by way of Mrs. Alig's cousin in California. It belonged to her aunt, Sue Renger. 

Old postcards, 1908 Graduation Ceremony Booklet, Bank Book of Sam Golden – given by Rose Golden King, Celina for her grandmother, Josephine Gaerke Golden originally of Fort Recovery.

A box of Harold Ranly's glass negatives of old Fort Recovery - recently donated by his son, John Ranly (FR) by way of his brother, Mike Ranly of Manchester, Ohio.