Lots happening at the Fort

The annual Old Fort Steuben Project Inc.’s membership meeting and dinner held May 7 at St. Florian Hall included the presentation of three awards (check out the top right photo) and a presentation by guest speaker David Javersak of Weirton, a West Liberty University dean and professor emeritus whose presentation was titled “A Place Through Time: Steubenville, Past and Present – Different Ways to Look at Our History.”

The banquet was an opportunity to hear about all the accomplishments Historic Fort Steuben at 120 S. Third St., Steubenville, has enjoyed since the last banquet in May 2013. That was all touched upon well in a report given by Judy Bratten, who is marking her 10th year as director.

What I’d like to touch on in this space today, though, in post-banquet thoughts are two items in particular.

First off, here is a rundown of 2014 events on the calendar with the banquet first on the list.

— May 22-July 31: The popular summer concert series.

— June 7-8: Ohio Valley Frontier Days.

— June 9-13: Summer Youth Educational Program I.

— June 14: Local History Day/Steel photo exhibit/Hometown Celebration/Beatlemania Magic Concert.

— July 7-11: Summer Youth Educational Program II.

— Sept. 6-21: Celebrate the Constitution.

— Nov. 3-14: Ohio and the Civil War.

— Nov. 19: Stanton Bicentennial.

The second thing is this: You can be a part of Historic Fort Steuben, supporting its mission to “Keep History Alive,” for $25 a year, which entitles you to membership benefits.

For information on this and the fort itself, call (740) 283-1787 or visit www.oldfortsteuben.com.