Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June newsletter

A Girl Scout troop from Oxford OH visited the museum recently and was treated to a talk by Ken Sowards about Loramie's Store and the fort. Ken is an expert on the subject and is writing a section of the new history book.

Jim and Jean Rosengarten visited Cape Girardeau, MO for their celebration on the 200th anniversary of Peter Loramie's death. Jim connected with some other researchers. There they call him Louis Lorimier. After his store was burned here he went to Cape Girardeau and because of his experience with the natives he was made Commandant of the area by the Spanish who owned the territory at that time. A chapter on this subject by Jim Rosengarten will be included in the new history book.

The Lake Loramie Heritage Museum will be holding their popular pontoon boat tours July 14th at 2 pm at the Earl's Island Pavilion. First come, first served but you won't have to wait very long. It's free but donations would be appreciated to help pay for the gas.

One of the toilets was discovered to be leaking and ran up the water bill. Something will be installed to prevent that from happening again which it could when nobody is there.