Saturday, August 7, 2021

Sunday October 17, 5:00 - One-Of-A Kind Auction! FR Elementary/Middle School

Celebration! Come On!
The One-of-a-Kind Auction Committee which raises funds for Fort Recovery’s Historical Sites and Events is busy gathering and organizing great items for its annual live auction, silent auction and raffle. Check the museum Facebook page for pictures of some of the items. Also, take note! Historical society members have tickets to sell for the $1095 diamond necklace donated for the event by Jones Jewelry of Celina. Necklace tickets are just $5.00 or 3/$10. Tickets are also available at the museum or at Kaup’s Pharmacy.

The Celebration Theme was selected for the auction in recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the Fort Recovery Historical Society and the 20th One-of-a-Kind Auction! Some lucky auction attendee on October 17 will win the $75 cash Celebration prize, courtesy of the Historical Society. No ticket to purchase – just attendance at the auction qualifies you!









Sunday October 24 - Battlefield Tour with John Winkler

 Want to Walk the Battle Field with the Ultimate Expert, John Winkler?

In response to those who have asked when there is going to be another Battlefield Walk with John Winkler, the answer is October 24! Email the museum or call me, Nancy Knapke, Site Manager, at 419-375-4384. There is no charge for patrons; $10 for non-patrons. This date is actually near the original battle date of November 4. Headsets will be supplied for all.

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




Sunday October 24 - Battlefield Tour with John Winkler

Want to Walk the Battle Field with the Ultimate Expert, John Winkler?
In response to those who have asked when there is going to be another Battlefield Walk with John Winkler, the answer is October 24! Email the museum or call me, Nancy Knapke, Site Manager, at 419-375-4384. There is no charge for patrons; $10 for non-patrons. This date is actually near the original battle date of November 4. Headsets will be supplied for all.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Sunday October 17, 5:00 - One-of-a-Kind Auction at FR Elementary/Middle School

Celebration! Come On!
The One-of-a-Kind Auction Committee which raises funds for Fort Recovery’s Historical Sites and Events is busy gathering and organizing great items for its annual live auction, silent auction and raffle. Check the museum Facebook page for pictures of some of the items. Also, take note! Historical society members have tickets to sell for the $1095 diamond necklace donated for the event by Jones Jewelry of Celina. Necklace tickets are just $5.00 or 3/$10. Tickets are also available at the museum or at Kaup’s Pharmacy.

The Celebration Theme was selected for the auction in recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the Fort Recovery Historical Society and the 20th One-of-a-Kind Auction! Some lucky auction attendee on October 17 will win the $75 cash Celebration prize, courtesy of the Historical Society. No ticket to purchase – just attendance at the auction qualifies you!









Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Speaker Joe Beatty, Sunday July 25 at 3:00!

Speaker: Historian, Joe Beatty of Houston Texas
Topic: “The Northwest Ordinance, 1787: Implemented in Fort Recovery; Have we Honored it yet today?”
When: 3:00, Sunday, July 25, 2021
Where: Nazarene Family Center
401 East Boundary St. – Straight east of the reconstructed fort
Fort Recovery, OH 45846
Cost: Free


At 3:00 on Sunday, July 25, Joe Beatty of Houston, Texas will be the third speaker in the Fort Recovery State Museum 2021 Speaker Series. Beatty is one of the most popular presenters for the museum, and this will be his third appearance in Fort Recovery. The title of his talk on the 25th is: “The Northwest Ordinance, 1787: Implemented in Fort Recovery; Have we honored it yet today?”

  
Perhaps Joe comes by his patriotism and love of history predictably because he is a direct descendant of Ensign Samuel Beatty and Captain Erkuries Beatty who served under General Arthur St. Clair, building a road and constructing forts from Fort Washington (Cincinnati) to the banks of the Wabash, where they encountered the Native Confederation.
  
Captain Erkuries Beatty survived the Battle of the Wabash (1791) but Ensign Samuel perished in that battle. Samuel Beatty’s name is etched in the Fort Recovery Monument as one of the officers killed in that massacre on the Wabash. That Battle of the Wabash is now recognized as a watershed moment in American history.
  
Attendees should note that this presentation will be held at the Fort Recovery Nazarene Family Center, 401 East Boundary Street, Fort Recovery. This location is several blocks straight east of the reconstructed fort and state museum.

The donations of the Museum Patrons, a grant from the Fort Recovery Community Foundation, and the free use of the Nazarene Church Facilities, enable this presentation to be free of charge for attendees. The venue is air conditioned and handicapped accessible. Call 419-375-4384 for more information or check the Fort Recovery State Museum website or Fort Recovery State Museum Facebook Page.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Introducing the Digital Precontact Experience!

Welcome to The Digital Precontact Experience !

Archaeologist and students from the Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Ball State University, in collaboration with the Fort Recovery Historical Society, have created an online StoryMap that highlights the Fort Recovery Historical Society’s large collection of projectile points, and other stone artifacts. These artifacts date from the Paleoindian (ca. 14,000-7,000 BC) to Late Precontact (post AD 900) periods, and are exhibited in the Fort Recovery State Museum. The new online StoryMap is available via computer, mobile phone, or tablet. The StoryMap includes context about the artifacts and cultural periods, photos and 3D images of selected artifacts, videos, maps, and more. We are so excited that this StoryMap will provide more exhibit content to Museum visitors, provide a way for Museum visitors with accessibility issues to enjoy this exhibit, and will make this collection available digitally to those who cannot visit the Museum. We hope you enjoy this new addition to the Fort Recovery State Museum!

To access The Digital Precontact Experience

·      Use the link above

·      Use this link https://bit.ly/3x0YfqI -- or --

·      Scan this QR code with your phone or iPad


 


This project is made possible in part by the Ohio History Fund, a grant program of the Ohio History Connection. The Ohio History Fund is made possible by voluntary donations of state income tax refunds, sales of Ohio History “mastodon” license plates, and other donations. www.ohiohistory.org/historyfund



Saturday, June 26, 2021

Sunday June 27, Speaker and author Kirby Whitacre at 3:00; and "The Digital Precontact Experience" from 1:00-5:00

3:00 - Author, Kirby Whitacre will present “Characters of the 1790-95 Indian War and the Little-Known Facts that Tie History Together”. Whitacre’s book, The Spirit Traveler; the Northwest Indian War in the Ohio Country, will be available for purchase and signing before his talk.

1:00-5:00 - Archaeologist, Christine Thompson from the Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Ball State University, will be at the Fort Recovery State Museum from 1:00 to 5:00 to give the first demonstrations of the “The Digital Precontact Experience.” This online StoryMap highlights the Fort Recovery Historical Society’s large collection of projectile points and other stone artifacts (arrowheads/spearpoints).

Sunday, May 9, 2021

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 CANCELED

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

Mary Stockwell a most 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 July 25 3:00 - History Enthusiast Joe Beatty

Speaker: Historian, Joe Beatty of Houston Texas
Topic: “The Northwest Ordinance, 1787: Implemented in Fort Recovery; Have we Honored it yet today?”
When: 3:00, Sunday, July 25, 2021
Where: Nazarene Family Center
401 East Boundary St. – Straight east of the reconstructed fort
Fort Recovery, OH 45846
Cost: Free



At 3:00 on Sunday, July 25, Joe Beatty of Houston, Texas will be the third speaker in the Fort Recovery State Museum 2021 Speaker Series. Beatty is one of the most popular presenters for the museum, and this will be his third appearance in Fort Recovery. The title of his talk on the 25th is: “The Northwest Ordinance, 1787: Implemented in Fort Recovery; Have we honored it yet today?”

  
Perhaps Joe comes by his patriotism and love of history predictably because he is a direct descendant of Ensign Samuel Beatty and Captain Erkuries Beatty who served under General Arthur St. Clair, building a road and constructing forts from Fort Washington (Cincinnati) to the banks of the Wabash, where they encountered the Native Confederation.
  
Captain Erkuries Beatty survived the Battle of the Wabash (1791) but Ensign Samuel perished in that battle. Samuel Beatty’s name is etched in the Fort Recovery Monument as one of the officers killed in that massacre on the Wabash. That Battle of the Wabash is now recognized as a watershed moment in American history.
  
Attendees should note that this presentation will be held at the Fort Recovery Nazarene Family Center, 401 East Boundary Street, Fort Recovery. This location is several blocks straight east of the reconstructed fort and state museum.

The donations of the Museum Patrons, a grant from the Fort Recovery Community Foundation, and the free use of the Nazarene Church Facilities, enable this presentation to be free of charge for attendees. The venue is air conditioned and handicapped accessible. Call 419-375-4384 for more information or check the Fort Recovery State Museum website or Fort Recovery State Museum Facebook Page.

Sunday, June 27 3:00 - Author Kirby Whitacre, 1:00-5:00 "The Digital Precontact Experience"

Sunday, June 27

3:00 
Author, Kirby Whitacre will present “Characters of the 1790-95 Indian War and the Little-Known Facts that Tie History Together”. Whitacre’s book, The Spirit Traveler; the Northwest Indian War in the Ohio Country, will be available for purchase and signing before his talk.

1:00-5:00
Archaeologist, Christine Thompson from the Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Ball State University, will be at the Fort Recovery State Museum from 1:00 to 5:00 to give the first demonstrations of the “The Digital Precontact Experience.” This online StoryMap highlights the Fort Recovery Historical Society’s large collection of projectile points and other stone artifacts (arrowheads/spearpoints).

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.


Sunday May 2, 3:00-5:00 - Antique Tool Collector, Dr. Tim Barman and Woodworker, Bob Hart

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.


Saturday, March 20, 2021

Museum Opens on Saturday May 1 for the 2021 Season!

We are happy to announce that the Fort Recovery State Museum will be reopening for the 2021 season on Saturday May 1.

May and September
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Weekends, Memorial Day, and Labor Day

June through August
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Daily
 


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.

September - Museum open weekends + Labor Day, 12:00-5:00

Friday, March 19, 2021

2021 Fort Recovery State Museum Speaker Series!

All presentations in the Fort Recovery Museum community room and all free of charge.


Sunday May 2, 3:00-5:00 - Antique Tool Collector, Dr. Tim Barman
 "The World of Antique Tool Collection".
Dr. Barman exhibits, explains, and answer questions about his fascinating array of antique tools (just samples from his extensive collection)
 
Sunday, June 27 3:00 - Author Kirby Whitacre
 "Characters of the 1790-95 Indian War and the Little-Known Facts that Tie History Together"
Whitacre's book The Spirit Traveler: The Northwest Indian War in the Ohio Country will be available for purchase and signing.
 
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.
 
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 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, January 3, 2021

The Digital Precontact Experience

 Welcome to The Digital Precontact Experience !


Archaeologist and students from the Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Ball State University, in collaboration with the Fort Recovery Historical Society, have created an online StoryMap that highlights the Fort Recovery Historical Society’s large collection of projectile points, and other stone artifacts. These artifacts date from the Paleoindian (ca. 14,000-7,000 BC) to Late Precontact (post AD 900) periods, and are exhibited in the Fort Recovery State Museum. The new online StoryMap is available via computer, mobile phone, or tablet. The StoryMap includes context about the artifacts and cultural periods, photos and 3D images of selected artifacts, videos, maps, and more. We are so excited that this StoryMap will provide more exhibit content to Museum visitors, provide a way for Museum visitors with accessibility issues to enjoy this exhibit, and will make this collection available digitally to those who cannot visit the Museum. We hope you enjoy this new addition to the Fort Recovery State Museum!

To access The Digital Precontact Experience

·      Use the link above

·      Use this link https://bit.ly/3x0YfqI -- or --

·      Scan this QR code with your phone or iPad


 


This project is made possible in part by the Ohio History Fund, a grant program of the Ohio History Connection. The Ohio History Fund is made possible by voluntary donations of state income tax refunds, sales of Ohio History “mastodon” license plates, and other donations. www.ohiohistory.org/historyfund