Sunday, September 19, 2010

September newsletter

The Historical Association will be participating in German Heritage
Days which will take place Friday evening Sept. 24th and all day
Saturday the 25th. We will have a tent so come in while you are
enjoying the German music and food and see our display and chat
with us. You can also sign up for a free raffle for 2 free dinners for the
Williamsburg Christmas dinners. The drawing will be at 8 pm on Sat.
the 25th. You must be 18 to enter and you don't have to be here to win.

We have 155 reservations for the dinners so if you haven't made one
yet don't wait too long. If you attended before, you have received a
letter. Or call 937-295-2659 for information or if you would like to help
at the dinners or with decorating the museum.

The concrete over the drain running out to the sidewalk on Elm St. has
been deteriorating and will be repaired.

The Hawker family has removed several pieces of furniture that they
had in the museum on loan which leaves us room to make some
changes The pot bellied stove that was donated by Ted and Anita
Barhorst will go into a corner of the dining room. A door will have to
be removed but it is one that is never closed anyway and can be
reused elsewhere.

Anyone who has artifacts in the museum on loan please get in touch with
us. We would like anything that is on loan to be either changed to a
permanent donation or removed.

Jim and Jean Rosengarten took a trip to the Fair at New Boston
which is held by the George Rogers Clark Heritage Association near
Springfield and saw among other things two actors who were doing
recreations of George Rogers Clark and Daniel Boone. This could be
something we could do for the 175th anniversary in 2012 and possibly
involve the Chamber of Commerce and the school.

Jim has also contacted various repositories of historical documents
around the country for the purpose of finding further information
about Peter Loramie, Ft. Loramie's namesake. He and Jean are
planning a trip to Cape Girardeaux, Missouri, the town that Loramie
moved to after he left here.

The Wall of Fame ceremony will be held at the high school gymnasium
at 2 pm, Sunday, Sept. 26. Four will be inducted to join the four from
last year.