Saturday, September 17, 2011

September newsletter

The museum was open this summer on Sundays from 1-4 and we had about 125 visitors.

It's time to think about the Williamsburg Christmas Dinners which will be held this year on December 1, 2, 3 and 4. For those who have never been here we decorate the whole building and servers in colonial costumes wait on you while a group sings Christmas music. For information or to make a reservation call Dorothy Quinlin at 937-295-2659 or you can email her at dmq5gc@nktelco.net. Also call her if you would like to help at the dinners or with the decorating of the museum.

This is currently our only money-making effort so we need to make it a success. We will not be getting any money from the county commissioners for some time to come. With the economy the way it is they don't have the money either. You can become a member for only $10.00 a year and you can be as involved as you want to be or not at all. We also accept tax deductible donations.

Ft. Loramie German Heritage Days will be this coming weekend the 23rd and 24th in the center of town and as usual we will have a display in the tent. We will be giving away 2 free dinners again so come in and look at the pictures and sign up. You won't miss the football game because there is a big screen tv in the food tent and you can watch while you have your German food and beer. There is also music and a German band. Things really gear up in the evening so wear your dancing shoes. Dick Boerger's book, Julie's Rose, will be available in the historical tent.

An email will be going out to everyone with an email address soliciting donations and memberships. You might get it more than once if you are on more than one email list. The museum address is at the top of this blog.

The barn has been cleaned and the artifacts arranged. Pam Westerheide Carter has been doing a lot of work with signage. It should be ready for display next summer.