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Tagged as: Bellefontaine, Civil War 150, concert, exhibit, Logan County Historical Society, Logan County Museum, lunch, Mac-O-Chee Valley Folks, Moxley rifles, Ray Quay, War of 1812.
|May 20, 2012|
|1:00 pm||to||5:00 pm|
The Logan County Museum will be hosting A Salute to Logan County and the Civil War & the War of 1812 Open House on Sunday, May 20th from 1:00-5:00. The open house will debut several
new exhibits detailing Logan County’s role in the Civil War. Melissa Luthman, the OHS Civil War
150/AmeriCorps member whom we are hosting this year, has researched, deciphered and
transcribed a number of letters written by local soldiers to their family and friends back home.
We are very excited to announce that the open house will also feature our newly restored
Moxley rifles. Mesheck Moxley was an escaped slave who settled in Bellefontaine and became a
gunsmith. The museum is fortunate to have two of Moxley’s rifles in it’s collections. Recently Ray
Quay of Sergeant’s Gunsmithing in Huntsville restored the rifles for us. Mr. Quay donated much of
the time and labor invested in the restoration. The museum is extremely appreciative of Mr.
Quay’s generosity and his skill as a gunsmith. The rifles have been placed in the museum’s
Underground Railroad Room in a special case that Ray Stamm made for the museum.
The open house will feature other new exhibits on the Civil War as well as the War of 1812 as
we commemorate the war’s bicentennial.
In addition we are very fortunate to have Jim Greer and the Mac-O-Chee Valley Folks
performing a benefit concert for us on the front porch of the Orr Mansion. Jim and his group have
graciously agreed to have all proceeds (donations) from the concert go towards the Logan County
Transportation Museum Addition Project.
The Mac-O-Chee Valley Folks will be performing at 1:30 and 3:00.
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIRS OR BLANKETS
to sit on as you enjoy the great music.
We will serve a lunch of : Sloppy Joes
Shredded Chicken Sandwiches,
Chips, Baked Beans & Desserts
in the Presidents’ Room during the open house, by donation.