Traffic Advisory: OH-65 is closed between OH-25 and N. Ridge Dr.

Detour from OH-25/Dixie Hwy west on Eckel Junction Rd to Ft Meigs Rd. Turn right on Ft Meigs Rd then turn right on W. River Rd. Our entrance will be on the left.

Fort Meigs

Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield

Staff Members

Photograph of Scott Lonsdale

Scott Lonsdale

Acting Site Director

Under direction of the Fort Meigs Association, Scott manages the day-to-day operations of Fort Meigs and its staff and volunteers.

Background:
  • B.S. History, Eastern Michigan University, 2008
  • Employed at Fort Meigs since April 2014
Fun Facts:
  • Originally from Detroit, Michigan
  • Rudimental snare drummer & member of the 1st Michigan Colonial Fife & Drum Corps since age 10
  • Loves dogs
Photograph of Dan Woodward

Dan Woodward

Programs Manager

Dan takes the lead with the programs and events hosted by Fort Meigs, including all the reenactments, special events, workshops, and educational programs. He conducts tours when needed and is also webmaster for fortmeigs.org.

Background:
  • B.A. History, University of Toledo, 2002
  • Employed at Fort Meigs since July 2004
  • Previously volunteered at the site starting in 1998
Fun Facts:
  • Likes traveling and reenacting
  • Enjoys web design
  • Likes to tinker on the blacksmith forge
Photograph of Ashley Phlipot

Ashley Phlipot

Museum Store Manager

Ashley is responsible for all aspects of the museum store, including purchases, sales, marketing, and merchandising. She is also in charge of site rentals and Fort Meigs' social media accounts.

Background:
  • B.A. Theatre with History Minor, Heidelberg University, 2008
  • Employed at Fort Meigs since January 2014
  • Held Historical Interpreter position at the site from 2008-2009
Fun Facts:
  • Loves wombats and manatees
  • Has been performing on stage since age 2
  • Favorite color is purple
  • History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived. But if faced with courage, need not be lived again. ~ Maya Angelou
Photograph of Dave Marriott

Dave Marriott

Chief of Maintenance

Dave is in charge of site maintenance and takes care of everything from cleaning the Vistor Center to cutting grass to maintaining the site's vehicles and equipment.

Background:
  • 1974 graduate of Perrysburg High School
  • Employed at Fort Meigs since March 1977
Fun Facts:
  • Enjoys camping, gardening, and fishing
Photograph of Tony Szymanski

Tony Szymanski

Maintenance (Seasonal)

Tony assists Dave with site maintenance during the busy season; cutting grass and keeping the site in top shape for visitors.

Background:
  • Employed at Fort Meigs since April 2010
  • Retired from Toledo Edison in 2007
  • Held Historical Interpreter position at the site from 2007-2009
  • Previously volunteered at the site starting in 1998
  • U.S. Army Veteran
Fun Facts:
  • Enjoys hunting, fishing and camping
  • Member of the Toledo Muzzleloaders Club
  • Active in the American Legion

The fatigues of the Camp which are daily detailed is considerable...

~ Lieutenant Joseph H. Larwill
Cushing's Co., 2nd U.S. Artillery

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