The members of the Trotwood-Madison Historical Society got a surprise at the Board of Directors October meeting. Jim Rufener came the meeting and said he had an item that he wanted to present to the Trotwood-Madison Historical Society. It was wrapped up and he wouldn't tell us what it was. He said he had been cleaning house and was getting rid of some items. He said he found this and was going to sell it, but decided to donate it to the society.
When he uncovered the item, it was a presidential ink pen sued by President Roosevelt to sigh H. R. 8966, An Act for the relief of World War Soldiers who were discharged from the Army because of minority or misrepresentation of age.
The board was very happy to accept the donation for the Society. It will be prominently display when the Iams Homestead Museum opens for the 2021 season.