Public invited to learn about Fort Amanda and the War of 1812

Staff report

ST. MARYS — The Auglaize County Historical Society will present “Stories of Fort Amanda and the War of 1812” on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., at the St. Marys Community Public Library, Chestnut Street.

The event is free and open to the public, and is presented as part of the historical society’s current heritage tourism initiative, funded by Ohio Humanities.

Who were the people that built the fort? What role did Fort Amanda play in the War of 1812? Why was the fort named after a lady named Amanda?

Learn the answers to these questions and many more at this fascinating program.

Presenter for the evening will be Mark Mohr, Land Steward for the Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District, which maintains Fort Amanda State Park for the Ohio History Connection. Mohr has provided cultural history experiences for Allen County Citizens through his position at the park district since 1994. He is also a certified living history instructor for Ohio 4-H.

For more information about this or other Auglaize County Historical Society programming, please email or call 419-738-9328.

Staff report