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 on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00, June through September.
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: Mike Busse, President; Roger Wehrman, Vice President; Joe Turner, Secretary; At Large: Karen Anthony, Ken Gigandet, Don Gusching, Jack Hoying, John Meyer, Greg Rethman
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