Sunday, May 9, 2021

We love our tour groups and visitors!

The following groups are visiting the museum in 2021. We are excited to have them visit!

March 19 - Versailles Elementary 4th Grade

April 19 - Rio Grande College representatives

April 20 - Auglaize County Home School group

April 22 - The Miami Valley School (Dayton) 5th Grade

April 28, 29 - Coldwater Elementery 4th Grade

May 10, 11, 12, 14 - Celina 4th Grade

May 13 - Fort Recovery 3rd Grade

May 20 - Adult Tour Group

May 21 - New Bremen 2nd Grade

Friday, May 28, 7:30 pm. Fort Recovery Memorial Day Observance and Lighting of the Fort Recovery Monument!

 YOU are invited to attend the Once-in-a-Lifetime event of the first lighting of the Fort Recovery Monument.  This will be a joint ceremony of the American Legion Post 345, VFW Post 6515 and the Fort Recovery Museum and Historical Society. The program will include remarks by the commanders of the Legion and VFW, their chaplain, district representative and Honor Guard and Site Manager.

Those who have contributed to make this “Lighting” a reality whether by contributing financial aid, expertise or work effort will be recognized.  The Fort Recovery Band will play, the switch will be thrown to light the monument and there will be a 21 gun salute.  Adding to the drama of the event will be 1000 crosses (covering the south lawn) honoring those veterans whose remains lie in a crypt under the 105 ft. obelisk.  Having the honor of pushing the button will be the oldest veteran in the Fort Recovery Veterans’ organizations; Lester Huelskamp, a veteran of WWII who will be 98 years old by the end of May.  

Bring your children to this memorable event.  You are welcome to bring lawn chairs.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Two Special Events on Sunday May 2, from 3:00-5:00!

From 3:00 to 5:00 on Sunday, May 2 will be two great (and free) attractions:

Dr. Tim Barman   - an extensive antique hand-tool display.  Visitors are also welcome to bring along an antique tool to show or to ask questions about.  This display will be on the covered front porch of the museum.

Mr. Bob Hart - an impressive display of his woodworking works of art.  Bob may share a secret or two of how some very complex bowls, vases, goblets, etc. were designed and created.  His exhibition will be in the community room, downstairs in the museum.

Both attractions are free.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Recent Newsletters and Become a Patron Today!

The most recent Fort Recovery Museum Newsletters can be found at the Newsletters link on the menu bar above. We would love to have you as a patron for 2021! See patron form below.

Sunday September 26 3:00 - Author Mary Stockwell

 "Interrupted Odyssey: Ulysses S. Grant and the American Indians"

Mary Stockwell a post popular speaker at Fort Recovery (The Other Trail of Tears and Unlikely General) will show how Grant developed an Indian policy, with the help of his close friend, Ely Parker, himself a Seneca Indian, to protect the tribes and welcome them into the nation as citizens. All three books available.

Sunday August 29 3:00 - Author Frank Kuron

 "Clash of Cultures! Discover the Relationships of Tecumseh the Prophet and the Future President William Henry Harrison"

Kuron's books Thus Fell Tecumseh and Intriguing People: The Curious Events They Suffered While Living in the Wilderness of the Northwest Territory will be available for purchase and signing that day.

Sunday July 25 3:00 - History Enthusiast Joe Beatty

 "The Northwest Ordinance, 1787: Implemented in Fort Recovery, have we honored it yet today?"

Joe Beatty of Houston, Texas, is a descendant of Ensign Samuel Beatty and Captain Erkuries Beatty who served in the armies that fought (Samuel died) at Fort Recovery. An entertatining and informative presenter.