Monday, November 21, 2011

Dieters School - looking for information.

Dieters School is at the corner of Wilkins-Fortman Rd. and Schmitmeyer-Baker Rd. in Section 30 of McLean Twp. It was built in 1890 and closed in 1928 when it was annexed into Minster School District. Because the school was located in Shelby County and Minster is in Auglaize County both counties had to agree. The action added 35 students and $400,000 to Minster's tax base. The building was sold for $387 to East Side Country Club and is now a house. If you know anything about the school, have any class photos or old photos of the building or know who any of the teachers were call 419-628-2481 or the email address at the top of this blog.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Karen Anthony and Alice Barhorst could use a couple more volunteers to help upstairs during the dinners. Call Karen at 295-2353 or Alice at 295-3553.

The Christmas dinners are mostly sold out. There are about 10 more spaces. Call Dorothy Quinlin at 295-2659.

The front of the museum has been decorated beautifully by Larry Warren who updated the wreaths and the other outdoor decorations.

We have acquired several new members and monetary donations. Also Pam Carter has donated a sauerkraut crock and a poster showing how sauerkraut is made. She and her son Matt have done a lot of work cleaning up and organizing the barn.

Wesley Kiefer has made a model that represents the way Peter Loramie's trading post might have looked and would like to donate it to the museum.

The gas valve in the fireplace in the millinery room will have to be replaced. It is so hard to move that there is a possibility it won't close all the way causing obvious problems.

The Ft. Loramie Chamber will be holding their family Christmas Dec. 11th. The museum will be open.

There won't be a meeting in December.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

New book

"St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 175th Anniversary, and Maria Stein Ohio" by Paul Mizer. Book signing Nov. 13 at the Mercer County museum in Celina.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Support your local museums

November 13th the Mercer County museum is hosting an Antique Postcard Exhibit and Local History Book Fair.