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.

Wednesday, July 1, 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.  

Friday, June 26, 2020

Museum Opens on Wednesday July 1 for the Season!

We are happy to announce that the Fort Recovery State Museum will be reopening for the 2020 season on July 1. The museum will be open from July 1 until September 1 every day of the week from 12:00 to 5:00. Masks are recommended but not required. Visitors are asked to maintain 6 feet of space from other visitors unless they are part of a family group.

In keeping with the Covid requirements of the state, from 12:00 to 1:00 will be designated as a time for at risk individuals. Masks are required during this time.

The Fort Recovery State Museum cares about the health of visitors and has been deep cleaned, and will be cleaned each day. Surface cleaning will be conducted regularly between visitors.

Admission remains the same as in past years - $5 for adults and $2 for children. Patrons of the museum are admitted free, as are veterans and active duty military.

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. 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Ball State Alumni Magazine features St. Clair's Defeat!

Check out the Ball State Alumni Magazine for our feature article!

Photo by: Samantha Strahan, Ball State University

Sunday, September 29, 2019

One of a Kind Auction - Sunday, October 20, 5:00!

One of a Kind Auction - Tailgates and Touchdowns!
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 5:00 PM
Fort Recovery Elem/Middle School Auditeria
Delicious buffet – homemade appetizers & desserts

Tickets $10 at Kaup Pharmacy or from members of Historical Society or Project Recovery

Benefits historic sites in Fort Recovery!

View items at: Mays TV Window & FR Museum/Historical Society Facebook page
Credit Card Use Available at Auction

Silent Auction Items:

  • Rocker/Lawn Chair; Chair Side Table
  • FR Blanket & Yetti Cup
  • Fall Wreath; Bird House; OSU Basket
  • Quilts; Campfire Equipment
  • Collective Classic Cars
  • Lunches at Tin Cupboard; Haircuts-Thien Snipps
  • Cooking Salt Plate
  • Antique Feed Sack
  • Wooden Baking Set; Fresh Produce
  • Purple Afghan & Covered Hangers
  • Sunshine Basket & Whispering Prayer Bracelet
  • $150 Gift Cert. Wabash Communications
  • Beach Pkg.; Brain Booster Books
  • OSU Wall Hangings
  • Jeneration Fitness Pkg.
  • Just 4 Paws Grooming & Doggie Vacation Pkg.
  • Pavilion and Pool Party; Bowling Party
  • Kaup Pharmacy Gift Pkgs.
  • Wooden Bowl; Jams, Honey, Sausage & Baked Goods
  • Sharlette’s Chocolates
  • Antique Glassware
  • FRHS VIP Parking; Homemade Wine Pkg.
  • Presidential Pkg.
  • Coin Proof Sets; 18 Holes Golf w/Cart
  • McDonalds Pkg.; Baby Afghan, Doll, Doll Afghan

  • These items to be auctioned off:

    • Destin Florida Condo & Mystic Dunes Florida Condo
    • OSU Football & Basketball Club Level Tickets
    • Dinner Party for 8 – Trusty Woods
    • UD Basketball Tickets & Parking Pass
    • Canoe Trip
    • St. Anthony Dinner Theater
    • Rossburg Acres Outing
    • Cooper Farms Pkg.
    • Indiana Beach Lakehouse
    • Ohio State Fair Pkgs.

    Misc. Items:
    • Equity Dairy Milk Bottles, Pub Table
    • Handcrafted Wooden Bench, Bowl, Vase
    • Canvas Patio Print; 4 Decorative Patio Pots
    • Vera Bradley Carry-on Luggage
    • Battery Riding Tractor & Trailer – Hull Bros.
    • 2 – 16” Pizzas/Month for a Year – Thobe’s Carryout
    • Fort Blockhouse Framed Print
    • Conceal Carry Pkg.; Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
    • Foyer Table & D├ęcor; Grill
    • Wendel’s BBQ Meal for 25
    • Pie a Month; Green’s Meats w/Cooler
    • Bob VanTrees Painting; Tree
    • DeWalt Screwdriver Kit and DeWalt Circular Saw
    • 5 Step Lawn Program; Platform Swing
    • Child’s Table & Chairs; Ulmer Dry Goods Picture
    • Tailgate Pkg with Wayne Street Market Chicken
    • Barbie & Ken Pkg.; Native American Portraits

    Special Raffle Items:
    • 14K Diamond Ring ($1190 Value)
    • SS Marlin 22 Long Rifle
    • Ruger 22 LR Wild Hog Rifle

    Raffle Items:
    • Nursery Rhyme Quilt;
    • 12 Bigwheels & 12 Drumsticks-FR Dairy
    • Native American Framed Puzzle
    • Locker’s Gifts-$50 Gift Card
    • Casey’s $50 Gift Card; Yetti Soup/Lunch Bowl
    • $100 Cash; Christmas Feather Wreath
    • $25 Gift Certificate – Sunshine Boutique
    • El Camino Gift Card; Hot Head Burrito Coupons
    • Celina Best Western-One Night Stay
    • WalMart Gift Card; Greeks Pizzeria Gift Cards
    • Casey’s $50 Gift Card; Briarwood Gift Basket
    • C-Town Wings, Highmarks; Taco Bell
    • Pizza Hut; Toy Tractor - Lefelds
    • Bake Shoppe Gift Cert.; Bella’s Rest. Gift Basket
    • Great Wall China Gift Cert., Buffalo Wild Wings
    • Arbys Gift Cards; Antique Glassware
    • 2 Cases of Vegetables; Mercer Health Gift Basket
    • Fisher Meats Gift Cert.; Mariachi Gift Card
    • $150 Gift Cert. Wabash Communication
    • Kitchen Aid Gift Bag; JT’s Gift Cards
    • Coffee Pot Gift Cert.; Westwood Car Wash
    • 3-$25 Gift Cert.& Baked Item-Crafty Corner