Historical societies honor man for service

FOWLER – Since Fowler Township celebrated its 200th anniversary in 1999, resident Dave Cover has been among the local residents to locate historical information and items for showcase at the Butts Family Museum, which is operated by the Fowler Historical Society.

Members of the Fowler and Vienna historical societies held a recognition of Cover, which included his sharing stories and memories of the township

Cover was presented several gifts, including a copy of a sketch of a railroad steam engine from Vienna resident Jeff Ford. Cover said plans are to frame the picture for display at the museum.

Cover said he has always been interested in history and he, his late wife, Eileen, and other members of the historical society compiled history of the township bicentennial in 1999. This led to the establishment of the Fowler Historical Society since residents were interested in the local history and the display of artifacts and memorabilia at the Butts Museum.

Claudia Suverison, vice president of the Fowler Historical Society, said Cover has been an active member of the community helping at many local events and annual celebrations, such as Memorial Day and late summer car and tractor show. He often can be found in the Butts Museum telling of the local history.

Cover has been president and trustee of the society, a local firefighter and zoning board member.

“He has done so much for Fowler Township in so many ways,” Suverison said.

Cover said he was so surprised by the recognition and enjoys sharing stories and information on Fowler.

He said it stood to reason that since there was so much in the bicentennial that a historical society and place to display items be started.

The Fowler and Vienna historical societies often work together at holding events in the schools and communities.

Historical societies honor man for service

FOWLER – Since Fowler Township celebrated its 200th anniversary in 1999, resident Dave Cover has been among the local residents to locate historical information and items for showcase at the Butts Family Museum, which is operated by the Fowler Historical Society.

Members of the Fowler and Vienna historical societies held a recognition of Cover, which included his sharing stories and memories of the township

Cover was presented several gifts, including a copy of a sketch of a railroad steam engine from Vienna resident Jeff Ford. Cover said plans are to frame the picture for display at the museum.

Cover said he has always been interested in history and he, his late wife, Eileen, and other members of the historical society compiled history of the township bicentennial in 1999. This led to the establishment of the Fowler Historical Society since residents were interested in the local history and the display of artifacts and memorabilia at the Butts Museum.

Claudia Suverison, vice president of the Fowler Historical Society, said Cover has been an active member of the community helping at many local events and annual celebrations, such as Memorial Day and late summer car and tractor show. He often can be found in the Butts Museum telling of the local history.

Cover has been president and trustee of the society, a local firefighter and zoning board member.

“He has done so much for Fowler Township in so many ways,” Suverison said.

Cover said he was so surprised by the recognition and enjoys sharing stories and information on Fowler.

He said it stood to reason that since there was so much in the bicentennial that a historical society and place to display items be started.

The Fowler and Vienna historical societies often work together at holding events in the schools and communities.

bcoupland@tribtoday.com