Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sherman: Crazy or Sane? Presentation Given by E. Chris Evans for the Sherman House Museum's 2012 Civil War Symposium

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Civil War Dynasty promoted in Lancaster

   Ken Heineman, professor of history at Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas, formerly taught at OU-L and returned to Lancaster over the holidays. The Fairfield Heritage Association hosted a book signing for Heineman on Dec. 29 to promote his new book: Civil War Dynasty: The Ewing Family of Ohio, published by New York University Press.

  The museum was filled with book buyers including Randy and Judy Groff shown here with Heineman. The book is available for purchase at the FHA office, 105 E. Wheeling Street, 740-654-9923.

Elfish 2012 Christmas Tea Was a Success

The Elfish 2012 Christmas Tea held in the Georgian Museum on December 2nd was a successful fundraising event attended by 70+ guests of all ages.

Volunteers carefully placed over 200 vintage elves loaned by an FHA member for this special event throughout the museum as they decorated for the holidays.

Members of the Basil Garden Club volunteered for the ninth year to decorate the Christmas tree and stairway in the front hall of the museum.

FHA volunteers prepared food for the tea. Henry Manor, Lisa's Cake Shop, and The Lodge in Lancaster also donated items. The volunteers who served the tiers of savories and sweets, and poured tea were: Tim & Lori Schaffer, Dan Ahern, Barbara Darnell, Walt & Peggy Ziegler and Ray Sharritts.

The Fairfield Heritage Association wishes to thank all the volunteers who helped with this event and all who attended.

Executive Director Hired

The Fairfield Heritage Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Andrea Brookover has been hired as their first Executive Director, effective November 5, 2012.

Andrea will be responsible for the development, execution and management of the policies, programs and initiatives of the Fairfield Heritage Association. Properties include both the Georgian Museum and The Sherman House Museum.

Andrea most recently served as the Program Director for the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio.  Andrea has a Master of Arts in History, specializing in public history: museum and archive administration.

"As a historian, I understand the preservation needs and realities of historic houses and antique collections.  My own personal research and interest in the material culture of Oho and early America compliments my practical experience and drives my desire to move the Fairfield Heritage Association forward," said Andrea.

Goodies in a Jar Offered for Holidays

This year you may order PECAN PIE MUFFINS, OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES or HOLIDAY BEAN SOUP in a jar decorated for the holidays. All the dry ingredients are packed in an attractive jar that makes a great holiday or hostess gift.

The Sherman House Museum Steering Committee is selling them for: $10 each, 2 for $18 or 3 for $25.

You may place your orders between October 9 and November 12 by calling 740-654-9923.

Your order will be ready for pickup on Nov. 20 or Nov. 21.

Winner of Garden Tour Raffle Announced

Winner of Garden Tour Raffle Announced

Cheri Johnson of Lancaster is the winner of the Weekend Getaway for Two in The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky.

The Fairfield Heritage Association sincerely thanks all who made a donation for one or more raffle tickets during the recent garden tour, Beyond the Garden Gates.

The getaway package was provided by the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, and Michael LeMay, Auctioneer, provided the raffle tickets. Please join FHA in thanking these men for their very generous support.

Cheri Johnson and her guest will be enjoying an overnight stay in the inn; breakfast, lunch and dinner; a riverboat ride o the Dixie Belle; and a $100 gift certificate to be used in one of the Shaker Village Craft Stores.

April 20, 2012 Sherman enshrined in statehouse museum