Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sunday, August 19, 3:00 David Simmons, "The Wayne Forts"

David Simmons, author of The Forts of Anthony Wayne,* will be the museum's next featured speaker. Simmons is a graduate of Miami University and has spent a number of years working, researching and writing for The Ohio History Connection ("Ohio Historical Society") in Columbus. 
Since 2013, he has been the senior editor of Timeline (OHC's popular history magazine) covering the fields of prehistory, history, and natural history. This has included manuscript solicitation, editing, illustration research, and caption writing. Note! Simmons recently returned from Brussels where he spoke at an international construction history conference. He is a man of recognized expertise! We are proud to present him here!

*This book is out of print. A new edition is underway. We look forward to carrying it again.
For more information, check Website at or Face book Page: Fort Recovery State Museum or call the Museum - 419-375-4649, or director, Nancy Knapke - 419-375-4384

All events are held at the Museum and are free unless noted.


Saturday, August 4, 2018

Work Continues on the Wabash 1791 Mural!

The mural committee couldn't be happier with the way The Battle of 1791 mural is developing. Artist Dan Keyes knows what he is doing when it comes to not only illustrating so accurately the soldiers, uniforms and accouterments of the St. Clair forces, but also the emotions evident as they were attacked on the banks of the Wabash River.
Hats off to Tom and Bertha Sanderell for the funding for this particular mural. Bertha worked and managed the staff/ business in this bank building for many, many years. We think she would be proud of the mural on "her" building!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

One-of-a-Kind Auction 2018 - Fiesta Ole' - October 21!

Si! The Theme for the 2018 Auction will be Mexican! The committee is busy at work preparing for a very special one-of-a-kind event. Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 21! In the meantime, if you have any antique, unique, interesting, useful or collectible items you would like to donate, just call me, Nancy, 419-375-4384, 419-852-6110 or Kathy Thobe, 419-375-4227 and let us know.
The profits are divided between the Fort Recovery Historical Society and Project Recovery. Proceeds are used for community needs: maintenance of historical sites and parks; continuation of mural work; preservation of items/places precious to our history; educational presentations, etc.
Held at Fort Recovery Elementary/Middle School