Friday, September 27, 2013

Grade 3 visit

The third grade visited the museum on Sept. 26th. This is part of the morning group. I wasn't able to be there for the afternoon groups. More photos are on our Facebook page.

Monday, September 16, 2013

September photo

Thursday, September 12, 2013

September updates

We had about 90 visitors to the museum this summer.

Don't forget about German Heritage Days on the 20th and 21st. It's in the park right on Rt. 66. There will as usual be music, German food, beer and a tv so you won't miss the game. There will be a vintage car show and the Kegs and Kraut 5k. Go to the Chamber of Commerce website or our Facebook page for more information. The Historical Association will have our usual display in the tent.

A beautiful plaque for the bell tower has been made and donated by Tom Barhorst of Vivid Mfg. Group and Studio Eleven Promotional Products and will soon be installed.

If you are newly retired and looking for something to get involved in the museum is a good place to go. We will need help with the Christmas Dinners. You can become as involved as much or as little as you wish. There are many small one-time, one-day jobs such as folding napkins, setting tables, washing dishes and hanging garland.

Representatives of the Fort Loramie Historical Association, the Minster Historical Society and the Lake Loramie Heritage Museum met recently to plan a joint event for next spring. Some ideas were to have a photo and artifact display and panel of long-time lake dwellers telling stories. This will probably be held during the boat and motor show the lake museum has been holding the last 3 years.

Janet Hoffman and 2 of her friends visited the museum recently from Columbus. She was looking for information on her great grandfather, Christian Wagler, who owned the brickyard in town and was one of the founders of the Emanuel Reformed Church. Dorothy Quinlin and Margie Iiams showed them around. We also had a group from Houston.

The museum has a considerable amount of genealogical and historical information. Contact us if you would like to do research.

The library needs legos. If you have any lying around that you no longer need take them to the library.

Monday, September 9, 2013


The old template was outdated and I was having trouble posting. I hope this new one will eventually work better.

It happened in September

In September 1926 a tornado passed north of Oran. On the Herman Bernhold farm the roof was torn off the barn and a metal corncrib almost full of corn was picked up off the foundation and carried east to the John Zumberger farm. Corn was strewn all along the way. On the farm of John Eilerman a chicken house was picked up and turned around. The storm also caused considerable damage in other places. A house in Sidney was struck by lightning and a tobacco crop near McCartyville was ruined. Another tornado caused damage west of New Bremen.

On September 4, 1922 a car accident between Wapakoneta and St. Marys nearly wiped out part of the Willman family of Willman's Dept. Store in Loramie. Joe Willman was driving his Chandler sedan. In the car with him were his brother, Frank, Marie Quinlin, Nora Lehmkuhl and 3 others. Two other cars were involved. The only person hospitalized was Miss Lehmkuhl who later lost an arm.