History

Updated: January 21, 2021

Fort Meigs Announces Virtual Lecture Series

Fort Meigs will host the Bentley Lecture Series online in 2021. Attendance at the lectures is free, but donations are appreciated and can be made online at www.fortmeigs.org. 

On Thursday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m., the lecture is “Reading the Color: Manuscript Military Mapping in 18th-Century Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.” 

Mary Pedley is the adjunct assistant curator of maps at the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan. She is the author of several books focused on mapmakers and the map trade in 18th-century France and England and the co-editor of the recently published History of Cartography, Volume 4: Cartography in the European Enlightenment (2019, University of Chicago Press). Her talk will highlight the rich collection of manuscript military maps housed in the Clements Library.

The Zoom meeting link is: https://zoom.us/j/91560527365?pwd=QUh2YXNsY3g0YWIwSVlkSTNFWDg3dz09. Meeting ID: 915 6052 7365. Passcode: 900104.

On Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. the lecture is “Stewards of Ceremony: The Story of the United States Army Band – Pershing’s Own.”

Welcome Master Sgt. Leigh Lafosse from the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” as she discusses the history of Pershing’s Own and joins together with Fort Meigs program manager John Thompson to discuss the evolving role of musicians in the U.S. Army.

The Zoom meeting link is: https://zoom.us/j/98502224770?pwd=L08yT3RBZHRUcWsxRWZCNmdYTmtnUT09. Meeting ID: 985 0222 4770. Passcode: 597450.

To RSVP to either lecture, visit the Fort Meigs: Ohio’s War of 1812 Battlefield Facebook page. 

Fort Meigs Site Offers Reduced Admission

Fort Meigs will offer reduced museum admission until the fort reopens in April of 2021. Winter rates are $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors age 60 and older, $3.00 for students and free for ages 5 and younger and for Ohio History Connection members. Winter museum hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. 

The fort’s top priority is the safety of its visitors and staff. Staff are following guidelines provided by the Ohio Department of Health to create the safest environment possible for reopening.

Fort Meigs is located at 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. For more information, visit www.fortmeigs.org or call (419) 874-4121. 

I Hear Tell Too Available For Purchase

The Whitehouse Historical Society recently published a second volume of village stories, titled I Hear Tell Too.

Books are available at the Whitehouse village office and at Whitehouse Motors on Providence Street in Whitehouse. 

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