Upcoming Events

    • Monday, October 18, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cleo Redd Fisher Museum (203 E. Main Street Loudonville OH 44842)

    Author Mindy McGinnis shares the research behind her Edgar Award-Winning Gothic historical thriller, "A Madness so Discreet."  McGinnis will discuss how doctors treated brain injuries in the 1890's and the different aspects of care for the mentally ill (for better or for worse) including the infamous psychosurgery known as a lobotomy.  McGinnis will also delve into a brief history of the Athens [Ohio] Lunatic Asylum, the setting for the novel.

    McGinnis is a Young Adult author and former school librarian.  A ninth-generation farmer, she attributes much of her character to growing up on an Ohio farm, learning the value of physical labor, and the harshness of the natural world early in life.  Much of her writing reflects small-town living and aspects of rural poverty.  Her debut novel, Not A Drop to Drink, a post-apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film by Stephenie Meyer's Fickle Fish Films

    This event is free to attend with doors opening at 6:30.  Books will be available to purchase from the author for $15 (hardcover) and $10 (soft back). 

    This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    • Monday, November 15, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cleo Redd Fisher Museum (203 E. Main Street Loudonville OH 44842)

    Alan Fitzpatrick joins us for a hands-on talk and demonstration that brings to life the history and material culture of 18th century Native Americans living in what was called the "Ohio Country."  Utilizing artifacts and reproductions of tools, hunting gear, weapons, clothing, foodstuffs, and common household items, Fitzpatrick illustrates what life was like before contact with Europeans in the mid-1700's.

    Fitzpatrick will also show and examine European trade goods, such as metal, glass and cloth, and discuss how these items quickly changed Native lives forever.  Though items such as iron tools, copper kettles, cast-iron pots, woven cloth, and flintlock weapons improved Native lives, they also created unforeseen consequences including a reliance on European goods and the disintegration of Native culture.

    Fitzpatrick, originally of Canada, is the author of numerous books on early American history, particularly related to the conflicts between Natives and colonists in the late 1700's.  He is also one of the founding members of Fort Henry Days, a living history commemoration of the last battle of the American Revolution, at Oglebay Park in West Virginia.

    This event is free for all to attend, with books available for purchase.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.

  The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum is a subsidiary of the Mohican Historical Society.  All rights reserved.   

The Mohican Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 203 East Main Street  Loudonville, OH 44842

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