Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Rex Spencer, ABD
Mr. Rex Spencer, ABD, will be speaking at Garst Museum on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. The program will be about “St. Clair’s Expedition to the Upper Wabash and Ultimate Defeat.”

St. Clair’s Defeat was a battle fought on November 4, 1791 in the Northwest Territory of the United States. The U.S. Army faced the Western Confederacy of American Indians. Led by Little Turtle of the Miamis, Blue Jacket of the Shawnees and Buckaongahelas of the Delawares (Lenape). The war party numbered more than one thousand warriors, including a large number of Potawatomis from eastern Michigan and the St. Joseph River area. It was the largest victory ever won by American Indians.

Mr. Spencer is a graduate of Versailles High School, Defiance College and Edison State College. He received his Master’s degree in American and European History from Ball State University. Between 1974 and 1978, Spencer worked with Defiance College in Field Archaeology excavating Fort Meigs. He also studied in the Doctoral program in American History and Anthropology (Historic Archaeology) at Ball State. He spent his career teaching at Ansonia High School. After 35 years of teaching, he enjoys his retirement researching and writing on a variety of subjects.

All Garst lectures are free and open to the public. However, regular admission will apply to tour the museum which includes the outstanding National Annie Oakley Center, Crossroads of Destiny. Lowell Thomas, and Longtown exhibits. Funding for this program was made possible, in part, by the Harry D. Stephens Memorial, Inc. Foundation.

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