Saturday, July 21, 2012

July newsletter

We are open Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 until the end of August. If you are in the area come in and visit with us. Ask to see the barn where we keep the wagons and other big stuff.

If you have a farm or know of a farm in McLean Twp. that has been in the same family for 100 years email me with the name and location. If you are planning to send something for the new book sooner would be better than later.

Jim and Jean Rosengarten drove to Cape Girardeau, Missouri recently and attended a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Peter Loramie's death. A crowd braved 100 degree heat in the Old Lorimier Cemetery to listen to speeches one of which was a brief one by Jim.

We will be buying some copies of a book called "Louis Lorimier in the American Revolution, 1777-1782" and will be selling them.

Linda Nash of Cape Girardeau has completed her book about Peter Loramie and it will be printed soon. We would like to hold a book signing here sometime next year.

Tom Busse has the museum floors shining. Lately he has been doing some work in the barn.

German Heritage Days this year will be held September 21, 22, and 23. As usual we will have a tent with artifacts and pictures.

I'm considering holding a one-time, beginning genealogy class for those who would like to know how to get started researching their family tree. Let me know if you are interested and we'll do it if we get enough interest. Alternatively, a class in interpreting funeral cards, obituaries, etc. written in German.

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