Fort Recovery State Museum Happenings

Guns and Weapons Specialist Speaking June 26, 3:00! Paul D. Lockhart

It will be a pleasure to host well-known and respected author, professor and lecturer, Paul Douglas Lockhart of Wright State University to Fort Recovery on the last Sunday of this month. His topic is: Firepower: How Weapons Shaped Warfare. Although his book covers many time-periods and wars, knowing his audience, Paul will specifically include Wabash Battle 1791 and the 1794 Anthony Wayne Battles of Fort Recovery and Fallen Timbers in his presentation.

Lockhart was here to participate in the John Winkler Battlefield Walk this spring, and at that time he said, “You have some very interesting weapons in the museum and near the monument that I bet you aren’t aware of! Now what could that be? He would not give a hint – just said he would reveal his “secret” when he came in June. So now is your curiosity also aroused?

In 1989, Lockhart earned his Ph.D. at Purdue University. His research interests include the history of Denmark, Norway, Scania, Iceland, Greenland, Schleswig-Holstein at the time of the Protestant Reformation. Wright State awarded Lockhart the title of Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research, and in 2022, he won the Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence, Wright State's highest award for academic achievement. The Ohio Academy of History selected him as Distinguished Historian for 2020-21.

Lockhart's book Firepower: How Weapons Shaped Warfare (2021) will be available for purchase and signing at this free and handicapped accessible event which will be held at Fort Recovery Nazarene Family Center, 401 E. Boundary St. Fort Recovery. (Call 419-375-4384 for more information)