Friday, November 16, 2012

It's ready

The cover is really red. It just looks pink in this photo.

The new history book

The new history book, "Ft. Loramie, Main Street and Beyond", will be delivered December 21st. It's cutting it close for Christmas gifts and we won't be able to mail any before the holiday but they will be available for pickup at the Silver Cross and the museum in Ft. Loramie. Order from Ann Stidd, 937-295-2040 or Jim Rosengarten, 937-295-3998. The book is hardback, has 268 pages and will cost $35.00. A check should be made out to the Ft. Loramie Historical Association. Amount for postage will be determined later.

The book is being published in commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Village of Ft. Loramie and covers the early frontier, immigrants, religious heritage, businesses, organizations, schools and memories.

Ann Stidd is a major hero in this project. She did all the organizing and she and Laura Paulus did the proof reading. It was a major job that wouldn't have happened without them.

Vogelsang's at Main and Park.


There are still a few places left on Thursday and Sunday for the Christmas dinners. Call Dorothy Quinlin at 937-295-2659. A drop-off zone will be established at the Main St. door so you can stop and let passengers off.

Our books make great Christmas gifts. Click on the books-for-sale tab at the top of the blog. If you want more information about any of the books email me at

Support your museum. Our building is in constant need of maintenance. Taxes will probably be going up next year. Anything you donate this year is still tax deductible. Walmart employees can sign up for a program and the company will donate money to non-profits. Kroger customers reward program will also donate. Contact Jim Rosengarten for particulars.

Minster Historical Society is looking for artifacts and history of all the past businesses located on 4th St. in Minster. Starting in January they would like to borrow your photos and artifacts for their 2013 exhibit. Call Mary Oldiges at 419-628-3164 or the museum at 419-628-4600.