Friday, May 16, 2014

Annual meeting

The annual meeting was held in the museum May 15. A memorial service was held for recently deceased members, Karl and Albert Freytag, Norman Paulus and Kathryn Wise Highley.   Refreshments were served after the meeting and an enjoyable discussion followed. We will do this every year and if enough people come we would like to have a speaker.

Tom and Jan Busse have donated 16 new chairs to be used for the Christmas dinners.

The Wilderness Trail Museum will be open Sunday afternoons from 1-4 starting June 1. We have 10 rooms of artifacts and photos from the wars, native Americans, the pioneers and immigrants. We have materials for genealogy research. Admission is free so stop in and visit.

 The trees along Main St. In Canal Park were cut down recently. It was necessary because they were ash and the ash borer has been a problem for several years. Canal Park will be re-landscaped and a gazebo will be built. It is hoped it will be finished by German Heritage Days in the fall.

Don't forget the Farmers Market in Canal Park in Ft. Loramie, Fridays, 3-7, May 9-Sept. 26, For information call 937-295-2907.

The Lake Loramie Heritage Museum is open Saturdays 1-3. It's in the old park office across the road from the swimming beach. Visit and see artifacts and pictures related to the various landings on the lake.

 On Saturday, July 12, spend an afternoon at Earl's Island Pavilion on Rt. 362 across from the trailer park. There will be historical displays, old photos of the lake, live music, free narrated pontoon rides and a special story-telling time starting at 3:30. Come in and share your tale about fishing, hunting, boating and camping at the lake. The program is sponsored by Lake Loramie Heritage, Ft. Loramie Historical Association and the Minster Historical Society. Hours 12-4

The museum in Minster is open 10-2 Tues. and 1-3 Sun. This year they will have a walking tour of 4th St. , a tour of the cemetery and a round table discussion about working at Minster Machine. Contact info. on the link page.