Monday, July 3, 2017

Friends of VAM Enjoy a Great Road Trip

On the road again, these words to a great country song and describe one of our favorite activities at the museum. Nineteen of us enjoyed a road trip to Preble County to tour the restored old 1869 Jackson Township one room school house. This gem lovingly restored by Ellen Hall and her parents the McWhinney’s for many years captures what it must have been like to go to a one room school. Before this stop we made a short visit to the new New Paris antique shop with four floors there wasn’t enough time so we will go back! We then traveled on to Richmond, Indiana for lunch at the Old Richmond Inn. This landmark did not disappoint. This restaurant located in a beautiful old home, offered a delicious meal and excellent service. We will be going back! Then we were off to one of the best kept secrets in the area, with the award winning Wayne County Museum. With its many restored buildings on the grounds and the old Quaker Meeting House turned museum there was much for a group of History lovers to explore. We returned home tired but with many great memories of our latest trip.

If you are interested in our next trip read below.

On August 17th leaving Versailles at 9:30 a.m. we are traveling north to the community of Ft. Recovery to learn about the 1,200 American soldiers who were massacred by the natives in what has been called St. Clair’s Massacre. The museum and area historical sites will help us understand about the significance of Ft. Greene Ville, the Treaty and the final opening of the west. The museum charge is $5.00 and lunch will be at Ft Recovery’s eclectic restaurant, Trusty Woods. Plan to spend an August day with us.

If interested, call today so you won’t be disappointed as we are limited in numbers to 937-526-4222 and leave your name and phone number. All charges will be paid for individually the day of the tour and please remember your driver as well.

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