Monday, August 23, 2010

August newsletter

The monthly meeting of the Ft. Loramie Historical Association was held in
the Wilderness Trail Museum August 19th. A committee was formed to
create a new history book to commemorate the 175th anniversary of
Ft. Loramie. The Christmas dinners were discussed and Dorothy Quinlin
reported that we already have 97 reservations for the event. Jean
Rosengarten brought in 2 possible desserts for us to sample. For
information or to make a reservation or if you would like to help call
Dorothy Quinlin at 937-295-2659.

A meeting of the executive board was held recently and Don Gusching and
Tom Busse were voted in as new board members and Catherine Wolken
as reporter.

Ted and Anita Barhorst donated a beautiful pot bellied stove that they
rescued and restored. It has been painted and rechromed. Their names
will be put on it and it will probably go in the dining room upstairs.

The Ft. Loramie Redskins 2010 Division IV state champion baseball team
has donated to the museum a baseball helmet signed by the players and
coaches. It will be prominantly displayed along with other sports

Poeppelman Painters finished painting the roof. Tom Busse, Catherine
Wolken and Alice Barhorst have been working in the country store
cleaning, painting and rearranging. Jean Rosengarten has done an
excellent job on the landscaping this summer.

Kathy Schaefer, librarian at the Ft. Loramie branch library, would like to add
to the library's collection of high school yearbooks. If you have one you
want to donate call the library at 937-295-3155 or just bring it in.

Naomi Russell visited us on Sunday the 15th and treated us to an organ concert. She comes to the museum from her home in Piqua once a year to play the instrument that she donated.

German Heritage Days preparation is in full swing. This year it will be
Friday and Saturday the 24th and 25th of September. The historical
association always has a tent so come in and visit.

On September 26 the Wall of Fame ceremony will be held in the high school
school. Miss Marie Quinlin, former first grade teacher, will be inducted by
her niece, Sheila Quinlin, along with Frank Turner, Paul Amann, and
Sister Connie Zimmerman.

Our last open Sunday will be August 29 from 1 - 4. Come and see the
displays or just hang out. Groups can tour the museum at other times by
calling Dorothy Quinlin or Jim Rosengarten.