Tuesday, December 25, 2012


We have broken even on the book sales.

Richard Dressman visited here from Piqua recently in search of genealogy information. He and Gary Daniel visited the museum.

In March it will be 100 years since the catastrophic flood. I would like to do something on it. I'm not sure what yet. We have photos but you may have some that we don't. I know none of you remember it but maybe your parents or grandparents were here and told you stories. Let me know if you have any to relate.

The Minster museum will be doing their display this year on the 4th Street businesses. If you have anything to loan contact Mary Oldiges at 419-628-4600 or moldiges@hotmail.com. They always put on a good show and will always get your donations back to you.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Merry Christmas

and thank you for your support

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Update on the book

The price is $35.00 plus $2.45 tax. Total is $37.45.
If you need to have one shipped, postage is $6.00.
A check should be made out to "Ft. Loramie Historical Association".
The address is P.O. Box 276, Ft. Loramie OH 45845.

Books can be picked up at The Silver Cross when it is open or contact Jim and Jean Rosengarten at 937-295-3998.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


The new history book, "Ft. Loramie, Main St. and Beyond" has arrived. You can pick them up this Sunday at the museum. Price is $35 plus $2.45 tax.

The Wilderness Trail Museum will be open this Sunday the 9th from 1-4. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and as usual a miniature train will be set up in the music room. Come and see the Christmas decorations while they are still up. There will also be events in the Legion and St. Michael's Hall.

There will be no meeting of the Historical Association in December.

For those of you who haven't seen them Jim Rosengarten put some photos that he took at the dinners on Facebook.

Don't forget to support your museum. Donations are still deductible if you itemize your 2012 income tax.

Dinner photo

Christmas Dinners

The 39th year of the Christmas dinners was a huge success and over 400 visitors enjoyed our hospitality. I think it's important to acknowledge those who contribute to our only money-making event. It takes a lot of people to make it work.

A major player is Dorothy Quinlin who not only takes the reservations and arranges the seating but also helps with the decorating and in the kitchen, and handles the money and the bookkeeping. And she does it all with grace especially when she has to rearrange things to find room for an extra person at the last minute.

Rosemary Brussell handles the huge job of buying the food and running the kitchen. Tom Busse sets up the tables and ensures that we have enough dishes and silverware that match and makes sure everything is set up in the right rooms and in the right way. Alice Barhorst is all over the place helping with decorating, running things upstairs and gathering the group of ladies that come in mornings to set the tables. Karen Anthony runs the kitchen upstairs. Sheila Quinlin and helpers created all the centerpieces. Jean Rosengarten, in spite of working full time, made the appetisers and helped out in the kitchens. Larry Warren, Eileen Boeckman and Beth Holthaus are responsible for most of the decorating. Don Gusching steps in and quietly helps out wherever he can.

And we need to thank everyone who helped with the decorating, the boys and girls who give up a bit of their busy lives to help, the army of people who work in the kitchens and especially those who wash the dishes, a job nobody likes doing. It takes a real hero to do it for others. Thank you to everyone for supporting your museum.