Front Row: Aaron O’Data, Ed McLaughlin, Cheri Davison, Margie Carver Stuck, Mayor Tom Hamilton, Tom Dowlin and Chuck Copeland, Back Row: Stacey Ivol, Valerie Martone, Jeff Hamilton and Midge Sefton
Written by Bob Rice, Chairman of the Beaver Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB), Beaver Resident
Members of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation Museum Trustees along with Beaver Mayor Tom Hamilton met to commemorate the placement of a bronze plaque at the Fort McIntosh Site monument. The Revolutionary War-era Fort McIntosh site was named to the National Register of Historic Place by the US Department of Interior’s National Park Service in 1975. The plaque was generously donated by the Syracuse, NY-based William G. Pomeroy Foundation (wgpfoundation.org). The Pomeroy Foundation supports important initiatives, include celebrating and preserving community history by raising local awareness.
“It’s wonderful to see this plaque bestow the recognition this remarkable local historic resource earned 45 years ago”, said Midge Sefton, BAHF Museum Curator. The 2-acre public park fort site overlooking the Ohio River offers many interpretive displays, historical markers and relics and is one of three National Register of Historic Places in Beaver. The other two designated sites are the 19th century US Senator Matthew Quay House located at 205 College Avenue and the Beaver Historic District, with over 1,250 documented “contributing resource” properties. The Beaver Area Heritage Foundation www.beaverheritage.org has achieved local, statewide and national recognition for its dedication to the preservation and celebration of the people, places and events of the Beaver Area’s rich history. BAHF invites all to enjoy its award winning museum, 1802 log house and other amenities located at 1 River Road in Beaver, Saturdays 10-4pm and Sundays 1-4pm, until December.