Visitors to Fort Recovery on November 11 are invited to attend some special events to be held at the Fort Recovery State Museum. The museum, fort and log cabins will be open free of charge from 11:00 to 5:00 that day! Three special events will be featured.
At 2:00 is scheduled the Ceremonial Artist’s Signing of the just-completed 1791 Battle Mural. Artist Dan Keyes will also give a brief overview of the thought and research that went into this most recent mural. Also in attendance will be many folks who have been instrumental in the completion of the five murals the town proudly exhibits.
Wayside Exhibits and Interactive Story Map
From 11:00 to 5:00 visitors to the museum are invited to take mini-tours of the 15 new Wayside Exhibits which were recently installed, culminating four years of grant writing, research, design and manufacturing. Chris Thompson, Ball State University Archaeologist and leading grant writer and project facilitator, will be present to guide these tours. She will be assisted by Ball State University Department of Anthropology students. (Funding for the Wayside Exhibits was provided by the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program and Ohio Facilities Construction Commission grants.)
From 11:0 to 5:00, the Ball State personnel will be available to demonstrate the new on-line Battlefield Story Map. From the fingertips to the computer/i-pad/i-phone anyone, anywhere can take a tour of Fort Recovery and see/read about the significant history that happened there on the banks of the Wabash. Interested museum visitors will be shown how to access and peruse that informative and innovative Battlefield Story Map site. (Funding for the on-line Story Map was provided by a Ohio Humanities Council grant.)
Join the Fort Recovery Museum as it participates in the community’s Christmas Open House Festivities. And while in Fort Recovery, visitors can also enjoy a narrated historic horse and carriage ride sponsored by local merchants. Call 419-375-4384 for more information.