Sunday, January 20, 2013

January newsletter

The Christmas dinners were a big success and we are gradually taking down the decorations. We are planning to go in most Monday mornings so if anyone would like to help, stop in when you see the white pickup truck in front or the lights on. There's no hurry to undecorate but you can visit or do research. I should warn you that the water has been turned off for the winter so the pipes don't freeze.

We get a lot of people coming to town and hoping to visit the museum. Unfortunately right now we can't have someone there all the time. But if you know you are coming to town you can contact us ahead of time. There are phone numbers on the door. There is almost always someone willing to come and open up for you.

So far we have sold 365 copies of Ft. Loramie, Main St. and Beyond out of the 500 that were printed. We have sold enough to more than make up for the cost of printing. For those who bought the history book there's a correction on page 201. The picture that is labeled Dirksen School is actually an old farmhouse. Books are still available at the Silver Cross in Ft. Loramie or from Jean Rosengarten at 937-295-3998.

I know we seem to be obsessed with Germans here but we are also interested in French and Irish or any other ancestry. If you have any photos to lend or donate get in touch with one of the officers. We will copy and return.

We appreciate all the help and donations we have received lately. If you wish to volunteer or become a member the dues are $10 and you can become involved as much or as little as you wish. As a member you don't have to do anything at all if you don't want to and you don't have to be a member to help.

There are tabs at the top of the blog now that you can click to find more information about us. Scroll down for more things that might have been added since the last time you looked.