The Fort Loramie Historical Association
The Association offers a variety of programs, most notably the Colonial Christmas dinners held over a four-evening period in early December each year. Association members and students dress in colonial costumes and welcome guests to an evening of elegant dining and fine entertainment typical of the period. Other events have included displays of pioneer crafts, programs devoted to honoring the military services, German heritage music and displays, genealogical programs, speakers on topics of local historical interest, and many others.
The Association owns and operates the Wilderness Trail Museum. Museum displays include Indian artifacts, mementos of the Miami-Erie Canal era, a turn-of-the-century barroom, a military room, a school room, a music room, several rooms of period furniture, and a country store replica. The barn behind the museum proper houses old-time farm equipment. The museum is available to the public for viewing at any time by appointment. The museum is open in the summer, 1:00-4:00 pm on Sundays.
The Historical Association has published several histories of Fort Loramie, the most recent of which was Fort Loramie – Main Street and Beyond, which was published in 2012 in commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the founding of the town.
Board of Directors: Ken Gigandet, President; Mike Busse, Vice President; Char Henkaline, Secretary; Lynn Gusching, Treasurer. At Large: Karen Anthony, Jack Hoying, John Meyer, Ann Stidd, Joe Turner
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Located in historic Fort Loramie, Ohio, the wilderness trail museum stands along the banks of the Miami-Erie canal in western Ohio, part of Ohio’s historic west heritage tour.
In 1769 Louis Lorimier, a French-Canadian fur trader built a trading post just north of the present-day village of Fort Loramie. Loramie traded in furs with the Wyandotte and Shawnee Indian tribes.
The Museum Is Available To The Public For Viewing At Any Time By Appointment.Schedule Your Appointment