Fayette Historical Society 06.23.2010

Written by David Green.

Fayette Historical Society members will have new information to review when the group meets at 7 p.m. June 28, at the home of Tom and Kathy Fix.

Perhaps the most notable finding to discuss is the incorporation date of Fayette. Kathy Fix reviewed historical documents at Dale Pfund’s hardware store and found proof that the correct date is 1873.

Fix will also present information she obtained from a visit to the historical archives at the Bowling Green State University library. She made the trip with her husband and Fayette Historical Society member Dave Metcalf.

The Archival Center includes microfilm data of old village records and also copies of the Fayette Review. The visitors spent a day looking at only one microfilm collection and there are several others yet to view.

Fix would like the historical society to visit other area historical museums this summer.

Fix clarified a previous story published in the Observer. She created the albums of historical data that were donated to the library. Her mother, Vivien Ford, collected the information but Fix has assembled the records into 10 albums so far.

She also created a Comprehensive Timeline which is available at Fayette’s Normal Memorial Library.

The Fix’s son, William, has entered data from his grandmother’s collection and the original manuscripts are now saved as files on a computer.

“The monumental task remains to ‘marry’ the photos and memorabilia with the timeline in one major document, putting it all on computer,” Fix said. “The timeline will be ongoing, as future town events unfold.”

Anyone interested in Fayette's history is welcome to attend the Fayette Historical Society meetings. Guests are invited to bring photos, memorabilia and memories to share with the group.

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