Monday, May 23, 2011

May Newsletter

As usual the museum will be open Sundays from June 5th to the end of August at 1 - 4 pm. Come in and visit, do research or just gossip. We aren't all obsessed with history and genealogy. As was mentioned before if you bring in old photos we can scan and return them. We never turn down monetary donations.

Jean Rosengarten attended a meeting of the Miami-Erie Canal Corridor group (MECCA) where she heard a speech by Nancy Esmond of the Cleveland Metro Parks.

The new furnace and air conditioner has been installed and the finish work is being done. The step in front of the door on Elm St. will need repair. Winter was hard on much of our concrete. Don Gusching is handling that. The water heater will soon need to be replaced. An old building is in constant need of expensive maintenance.

The Quinlin bedroom will need painting.The current color is a very dark pink and is probably a color the Victorians would have liked but it's a dark room and a lighter color would be better. If you are a good painter and would like to volunteer to paint some baseboards in the museum contact Tom Busse. His knees won't allow him to get down on the floor. We could also use some volunteers to clean out the barn. It could be a good summer project for students, scouts, etc.

Does anyone know where Poeppelman School was? Could it be another name for one of the one-room schools? And does anyone know anything about Basinburg School? Grisez School District was in the northwest corner of Cynthian Twp. Does anybody know when it closed and where the students went?

Still looking for Dinklage immigrants. We have Bornhorst and Hilgefort but nothing for Barlage, Bramlage, Grieshop, Prenger, Seger, or Sextro.

An idea was proposed to send out a bulk mailing to the local public in hopes of getting more members and volunteers and soliciting funds.

The Lake Loramie Heritage Museum is open every Saturday from 1 to 4. The first special event will be a display of old boats, motors and fishing equipment on June 11th. The free pontoon boat tours will be held at Earl's Island July 9th. The museum is on Rt. 362 in the old lake office across from the swimming beach. For information call Ray Fiessinger at 937-295-3029.