Saturday, April 23, 2011

Poultry Days Weekend - Help Needed

Anyone wanting to help the Versailles Area Historical Society during Poultry Days Weekend, let us know.  We will be scheduling shifts to man the "pay for parking" lot at the museum and shifts to help man the temporary displays inside the museum for the Poultry Days 3 day event.   

Plus, the Poultry Days weekend will wrap up our ticket sales for our fundraising raffle.  Anyone want to help sell raffle tickets during this event?  Contact any Trustee.  We would be happy to schedule you for a shift and truly appreciate the help.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Next Regular Meeting

Have a great Easter weekend!  See you at our regular meeting Thursday April 28th at 7 pm at the museum.
Bring a friend & join us.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lecture Series 2011 - Part II - Frontiersman & Indian Relics

As part of our 2011 Lecture Series, the Versailles Area Historical Society will host Rex Spencer as the “Frontiersman” on Sunday May 1, from 2 – 4 pm at the Versailles Area Museum located at 552 S West Street.  
Rex will dress in period costume and become the “Frontiersman,” presenting the program in a first person narrative.  He will tell the story of the Anthony Wayne Movement and the Indian Wars in western Ohio covering a time period from about 1775 to 1795.  You will hear about the Battle of the Wabash, called the “Bloodiest Battle of Pioneer American History”.  The narrative will continue with the Battle of Fort Recovery and the Battle of Fallen Timbers, the latter also known as the “last battle of the American Revolution,” opening the Northwest Territory.
The “Frontiersman” concludes his narrative with the Treaty of Greenville which ceded much of the present day Ohio to the United States.  The Treaty of Greenville also ended forty years of conflict over the upper Ohio Valley and paved the way for the creation of the state of Ohio in 1803.
A special bonus for this event will be exhibits of Indian relics provided by Ronnie Thiebeau and Brad Grilliot.  They will be happy to talk about their collections and answer any questions you may have.  You won’t want to miss this event!  It is free and open to the public.
Come join us for an “Afternoon at the Museum”.