Thinking of joining?
The Old Northwest Military History Association (ONMHA) is a family-friendly organization of people who have an interest in history, specifically of Fort Meigs and the War of 1812. Our members fill many rolls, with most of these being divided into two categories, costumed interpretation, and non-costumed support.
Costumed interpreters represent life during the War of 1812. Our military interpreters portray Cushing’s Company of the 2nd US Artillery. This company was an amalgamation of several different types of soldiers. Our civilians demonstrate different skills and crafts people would have used on the frontier over two hundred years ago. Non-costumed members help with site and event support.
Our focus is supporting Fort Meigs, but we also attend events at other historic sites in the United States and Canada. We also get together for picnics, dinners, dances, and sometimes just to talk.
New members should have an interest in interacting with the public and should have a good sense of humor. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult while on the site or at other activities. Members are expected to attend meetings, participate in events at Fort Meigs, and participate in training sessions.
How much does it cost to join?
Yearly membership fees are $25 per person or $35 per family. There are additional expenses, depending on what you choose to do. ONMHA has clothing and other items to loan to new members.