Fort Recovery State Museum Upcoming Events

Sunday July 25 3:00 - History Enthusiast Joe Beatty

Speaker: Historian, Joe Beatty of Houston Texas
Topic: “The Northwest Ordinance, 1787: Implemented in Fort Recovery; Have we Honored it yet today?”
When: 3:00, Sunday, July 25, 2021
Where: Nazarene Family Center
401 East Boundary St. – Straight east of the reconstructed fort
Fort Recovery, OH 45846
Cost: Free

At 3:00 on Sunday, July 25, Joe Beatty of Houston, Texas will be the third speaker in the Fort Recovery State Museum 2021 Speaker Series. Beatty is one of the most popular presenters for the museum, and this will be his third appearance in Fort Recovery. The title of his talk on the 25th is: “The Northwest Ordinance, 1787: Implemented in Fort Recovery; Have we honored it yet today?”
Perhaps Joe comes by his patriotism and love of history predictably because he is a direct descendant of Ensign Samuel Beatty and Captain Erkuries Beatty who served under General Arthur St. Clair, building a road and constructing forts from Fort Washington (Cincinnati) to the banks of the Wabash, where they encountered the Native Confederation.
Captain Erkuries Beatty survived the Battle of the Wabash (1791) but Ensign Samuel perished in that battle. Samuel Beatty’s name is etched in the Fort Recovery Monument as one of the officers killed in that massacre on the Wabash. That Battle of the Wabash is now recognized as a watershed moment in American history.
Attendees should note that this presentation will be held at the Fort Recovery Nazarene Family Center, 401 East Boundary Street, Fort Recovery. This location is several blocks straight east of the reconstructed fort and state museum.

The donations of the Museum Patrons, a grant from the Fort Recovery Community Foundation, and the free use of the Nazarene Church Facilities, enable this presentation to be free of charge for attendees. The venue is air conditioned and handicapped accessible. Call 419-375-4384 for more information or check the Fort Recovery State Museum website or Fort Recovery State Museum Facebook Page.