Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lake event photo

June updates

The weather was perfect for Liberty Days on July 4th and 5th. Besides the usual games, rides and events, Ken Sowards read the Declaration of Independance and Maddie Geise sang the National Anthem.

The joint event at the lake by Fort Loramie Historical, Minster Historical and the Lake Heritage Museum was a huge success. Around 50 people sat down to the program MC'd by Bob Lammers. 85 visitors took advantage of the free pontoon boat rides. Irene Doenges played the keyboard and there was a lot of interest in the artifacts and photos. See pictures on our Facebook page.

The Lake Loramie Heritage Museum will be shutting down. The building is ancient and the plumbing has deteriorated. The state doesn't deem it worth fixing and if there isn't a working bathroom visitors can't be allowed in.

There are plans to rebuild the spillway at the lake next year. You can find information here:

They don't mention that the original dam was made of wood and was replaced in the 30's with the current dam.

Plans to re-landscape canal park and install a gazebo have been postponed until next year due to this year's unusually wet weather.

German Heritage Days will be held  Sept. 19 & 20 in the canal park. If you would like to help out by sitting at the history tent contact me. Usually 2 people at a time are necessary and you can sign up for just an hour or 2 if you want. All you have to do is sell books and you won't be alone.. Saturday afternoon is usually the busiest time. Music, good food and beer are available.

A member of the country group, Florida Georgia Line, put a camera on his motorcycle and made this music video riding through the concert grounds and the village.

We got a message from Marge Jones.

Thank you so much for remembering and honoring my dad, Albert, and Uncle Karl.  They just don't make those kind of folks anymore.  We miss them terribly,  along with Aunt Elsie Van Oss who died just two weeks before Dad.  Each of them loved their family, Ft. Loramie and preserving its history.

Greenville Treaty event

Sept. 28 at 1 pm a ceremony will be held commemorating the Greenville Treaty Line and Sycamore Tree Dedication. The event will be in the elementary school at 35 Elm St.

Speakers will be

Ken Sowards on the impact the treaty had on our nation

Dr. Steven Littleton on Native American History before the treaty

Greg Shipley on the archaological discoveries on the Fleckenstein Farm 

James Williams on surveyor, Israel Ludlow.

Immediately following, the celebration will move to the Gigandet Farm at 2770 SR 705, the point where the line was marked by a sycamore tree in 1796. The line marked the division between the tribal lands to the north and the settlers to the south.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

                            HAPPY FOURTH of JULY