Community Historical Society, P.O. Box 12, Smithville, OH 44677 Phone:
330 669-9308 Last
updated 16 Feb 2014
“Mardi Gras” in the Historic Church of God at 147 N. Milton St., Smithville
will take place on Sunday, March 2at 2:00 P.M. “The Hymns of Dixieland”
also known as the “Honey Creek Preservation Jazz Band” will present music played during Mardi
Gras, some jazz tunes and an old fashion sing along. There will be door
prizes and refreshments, admission is free.
Monthly membership meeting will be held Monday March 3, at 7:00 P.M. at the
Historic Church of God. Marcus Ladrach, a native of Wayne County will
present a program of folk music played on a number of musical instruments. Refreshments
will be served by Nita Downey and Margo Stafford.
Welcome to the Smithville
Community Historical Society online.
See Our Buildings. Group Tours can be arranged. Group
Tour Fee information is available by request. Send
requests to the
email below. email@example.com
the group tours, the Mishler Weaving Mill is open to visitors
on Wednesday afternoons 1:30 to 4:00 year
round. No Fee. Please visit! 381 East Main St, Smithville,
Smithville Historical Society Special
House Fees The Mishler Mill is free but there
is a charge for the Pioneer Village for non-members. Fees
are: $3 per adult $1 per child grades K to 12 $7
for a family of 2 adults and 2 or more children
Schedule 2014 Open Houses All
buildings will be open from 1:30 to 4 pm
June 21, Youth Day
July 20, Band Concert 3:30 pm and Ice
August 16, Antique Festival 9am to 3pm [Buildings
open 1:30 to 4pm] For information
on the Antique Market call 330-669-9455.
Sep 21, Model T Day
Oct 18, Apple Butter Day
Watch for scheduling
of Old Time Baseball Games
Thanks to all the Volunteers who
make this possible!
the photos below to learn about the buildings.
Lydo Barn Exhibit
The Historic Church of God
and Train Station
took place at the Society buildings on 7 May 2013. See
The Weaver by Edgar A. Guest
The patter of rain on the roof,
The glint of the sun on the rose;
Of life, these the warp and the
The weaving that everyone knows.
Now grief with its consequent tear,
Now joy with its luminous smile;
The days are the threads of the
Is what I am weaving worth while?
What pattern have I on my loom?
Shall my bit of tapestry please?
Am I working with gray threads
Is there faith in the figures I
When my fingers are lifeless and
And the threads I no longer can
Shall there be there for men to
One sign of the things I believe?
God sends me the gray days and rare,
The threads from his bountiful
And many, as sunshine, are fair.
And some are as dark as the rain.
And I think as I toil to express
My life through the days slipping
Shall my tapestry prove a success?
What sort of a weaver am I?
Am I making the most of the red
And the bright strands of luminous
Or blotting them out with the thread
By which all men's failure is told?
Am I picturing life as despair,
As a thing men shall shudder to
Or weaving a bit that is fair
That shall stand as the record
Published in 1917 in the book of his poems called Just Folks
April 26, 2003 a Dedication
was held for The Ohio Bicentennial Historical Marker at
the John Mishler Weaving Mill in Smithville and the Grand
Opening of the Historical Society Reception Center at
391½ East Main Street [State Route 585] Smithville, Wayne