Sunday, August 30, 2020

Fort Jefferson presentation on Sunday Sept 6 at 3:00, Cooper Pavilion

3:00, Sunday, Sept. 6, Fort Recovery State Museum will present, Fort Jefferson: Past, Present and Future. Joe Beatty of Houston Texas, a fifth generation descendant of Ensign Samuel and Captain Erkuries Beatty, officers in St. Clair’s Army will be the featured speaker. This public presentation will be held at the Cooper Pavilion 401 W. Milligan St. Fort Recovery (behind the swimming pool). (There will be additional archaeological displays/talks by Dr. David Cox, William Light, Greg Shipley and David Heckaman.) Information: 419-375-4384 or Facebook – Fort Recovery State Museum. Watch for a live feed on Facebook 

Sunday, July 5, 2020

THANK YOU 2020 Patrons!

Patrons – You are Amazing and Appreciated! Donations continue to come in for the support of the Fort Recovery Museum’s efforts. We can’t tell you how much those are appreciated. There are big and small things on our “Needs” list! Monument Lighting, Building Repairs, Dead Elm Trees Removal, etc. And if funds were available at some point, we certainly would like to continue the history-themed murals project in Fort Recovery.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Museum closed to the public effective Saturday, March 14

The museum remains closed. In the meantime, don't forget you can take our battlefield walking tour on-line at this link! Stay tuned to this page and Facebook page for more information on when the Fort Recovery Museum will re-open!

Out of care for the health of our visitors, volunteers, staff and community at large, Fort Recovery Museum will close to the public effective Saturday, March 14, 2020. As a part of the Ohio History Connection site system we will re-open according to their direction. Individuals who have registered for upcoming events will be contacted regarding the rescheduling or cancellation of these programs. 

Friday, March 6, 2020

Online Battlefield Tour Story Map!

Click here for Battlefield Tour Story Map.

You can use the Battle of the Wabash and Battle of Fort Recovery Battlefield Tour Story Map on any computer, smartphone, or tablet. This free online application while you are visiting the battlefield and in conjunction with 15 wayside exhibits Or you can use the Battlefield Tour Story Map to get a feel for the battlefield when you are not able to visit. We hope you enjoy this online interpretation of our history!

This Battlefield Tour Story Map is made possible, in part by the Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Story Map do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support provided by the Fort Recovery Historical Society, Fort Recovery Museum, and Ball State University. Story Map created and designed by the Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Department of Anthropology, Ball State University.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Recent Ball State Alumni Magazine and Muncie Star Press articles

Check out the Ball State Alumni Magazine for our feature article!
Thanks to the Muncie Star Press for two 2019 articles on Fort Recovery!

Fort Recovery battlefield reshaped by Ball State archaeologists' research

Family fun things to do in Fort Recovery this summer

Photo by: Samantha Strahan, Ball State University

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Good News - Ohio History Fund grant!

The Fort Recovery Historical Society, in collaboration with Ball State University, has been chosen as one of 10 applications to be funded by the Ohio History Fund. The grant will be used to create an on-line StoryMap of the museum's prehistoric collection. We have always regretted that this impressive display is not handicapped accessible - two flights of stairs separate it from the first floor (which is handicapped accessible). With the creation of this StoryMap, visitors will be able to "view" our prehistoric collection on-line and while at the museum on an iPad. The project is to be completed by summer 2021. Thanks to all those Ohio Taxpayers who checked The Ohio History Fund when paying their income taxes. 

This project made possible in part by a grant from the Ohio History Connection’s History Fund. The History Fund is supported exclusively by voluntary donations of Ohio income tax refunds, sales of Ohio History "mastodon" license plates, and designated gifts to the Ohio History Connection.