Friday, February 17, 2012

Model donation

Wesley Kiefer of Sidney has donated this model that he created of Loramie's store as it might have looked. He researched the subject and found that this is the way the French traders built their stores. It was built on the scale of 3/4" to 1'. No nails or metal fasteners were used. The shingles were hand split and the logs fastened with pegs. It took about 60 hours to build not counting the time spent researching Loramie's store and the type of construction used around 1780.


Dorothy Quinlin found a flag in a drawer that belonged to the Quinlin family. It is a WWI flag that was hung in a window and had a star on it for each son in the military.

The levy to generate funds for the historical societies in Shelby County will be held in a special election in August if it is approved by the commissioners.

Alex Heckman, Director of Education and Museum Operations for Dayton History and grandson of former member Henrietta Heckman has emailed us and invited any of us to come and visit the museum in Carrillon Park.

The Christmas decorations have been taken down and stored away until next year. The dining room will remain decorated so visitors can see what we do. New displays are being planned for the summer. The water will be turned back on soon since it seems unlikely it will get cold enough again to freeze the pipes.

We have decided to no longer hold the annual dinner for members but some other sort of get-together will be arranged.

We are still looking for writers and old photos for the new history book. Contact Jim Rosengarten.

This blog has been generating a lot of interest in our organization. If you know anyone who would like to receive it let me know. Keep checking back. I put things on all the time. Scroll down to see what's new.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Wooden cutouts of Ft. Loramie buildings.
St. Michael's Church, Vogelsang's, Busse's meat market, Willman's Dept. store, Gaier's gas station, Ernst gas station, bank, fire department.
$15.00 each plus shipping.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Unknown photo

This looks like a one-room school class possibly on an outing. One of the people in it is probably a Gausepohl and it could be in Deiters School District east of Minster. It looks like the 19teens. If you recognize it let me know.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Turp & Eb

Turp & Eb, by Albert Freytag. Stories of the childhood of Albert and his friend Turp Raterman. 140 pages, $16.00.