Smithville Community Historical Society,
This will be the last Road Trip – General Meeting for the Smithville Community Historical Society on Monday, August 7th at 7 P.M. We will visit the Moreland Community Historical Society located on State Route 83 south of Wooster. This is one of the newest historical societies in the county that will preserve pieces of history from Franklin Township and Moreland. We will be touring the 1897 Franklin Township House which the group has carefully restored and created a collection of many historic pieces of the area. This township has many unusual stories to share and we will learn more about the area. Moreland Community Historical Society is also in the process of restoring the 1882 Moreland Church of God which was later called the Advent Church. When starting the restoration project of the church they would discover beautifully painted ceilings by Wooster artist Charles Gasche who was a fresco artist creating many interior decoration in homes of the area.
Prior to the meeting the group will meet at Broken Rock Cafe at 5 P. M. for a dinner ordered from the menu. The group will be seated by reservation. Please call Nita Downey at 330-669-3969 or Harlene Steiner at 330-621-8364 to make reservation by August 4th.
Saturday, August 19 Open House and Antique Market 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. on the grounds of the Mishler Weaving Mill, 381 East Main St. Rt. 585, Smithville, Ohio. The Pioneer Village will also be open that day for the Open House. For vendor information call 330-669-9455 and click HERE for printable application.
The Mishler Weaving Mill continues to be open
See this report from Margo Stafford on Smithville's Historic Cemeteries.
Progress on the Downey
Pioneer Visitors Center
The Downey Visitors Reception Center is just about finished on the outside. We have to finish the handicap entrance. We will be placing sandstone steps in front of the porch. The front porch will be added and once things dry out we will address the landscaping surrounding the home. The interior work is progressing with the last major project being to chink the interior walls. We will be starting to create our displays. No opening date has been set; just watch facebook.
Thanks to all the Volunteers who make this society possible!
Other than the group tours,
Note: “The Village Pottery is open when his sign is out front.”
Historical Society Reception Center
2 General Meeting
at 7 P.M. Program “Pump Organ Musical”; Featuring Wilbur Herr
and Neil Jackson.
January 16 Board of Trustees Meeting at 7 P.M.
6 General Meeting at
7 P.M. Program presented by Robert Haag discussing Indian
February 20 Board of Trustees Meeting at 7 P.M.
Meeting at 7 P.M. Program “A video History of Smithville,”
presented by Dan Kaufman
March 20 Board of Trustees Meeting at 7 P.M.
3 General Meeting at 7 P.M. Program “Hymns: Old and
New”; commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the
historic Church of God and its service to the faith community.
April 17 Board of Trustees Meeting 7 P.M.
Meeting at 7 P.M. Program “Dairy Bottles Collection”; presented
by Sue McFadden, referencing Louis McFadden's Book, Ohio
May 15 Board of Trustees Meeting 7 P.M.
May 21 Open House Donor Appreciation 1:30 – 4 P.M.:
June 5 Monday, June 5 meeting will take place at Lehman Hardware with members arriving at 10:00 A.M. To start a tour guided by Glenda Lehman Irvin.
June 17 Open House
Family & Farm 1:30 – 4 P.M.:
June 19 Board of Trustees Meeting 7 P.M.
July 3 General Meeting ROAD TRIP! Travel into Holmes County to tour the Holmes Co. Pottery. The tour will begin at 4 P.M., followed by supper at nearby restaurant, TBA NO FEE.
Sunday, July 16 Open House Band Concert & Ice Cream Social 1:30 – 4 P.M.
July 17 Board of Trustees Meeting 7 P.M.
August7 Our next meeting on August 7th we will visit the Moreland Community Historical Societies 1897 Township House at 7 P.M. This historical society is the newest in Wayne County which numbers about sixteen societies one of the larger numbers in the state. Before that at 5 P.M. we will have dinner at Broken Rock Café on East Liberty Street in Wooster. Please make your reservations by August 4 with Nita Downey at 330-669-3969 or Harlene Steiner at 330-621-8364.
August 19 Open House and Antique Market 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. on the grounds of the Mishler Weaving Mill, 381 East Main St. Rt. 585, Smithville, Ohio. The Pioneer Village will also be open that day for the Open House. For vendor information call 330-669-9455 and click HERE for printable application.
August 21 Board of Trustees Meeting at 7 P.M.
September NO MONTHLY MEETING
September 17 Open House Model-T & Antique Auto's Day 1:30
– 4 P.M.:
September 18 Board of Trustees Meeting at 7 P.M.
October 2 General Meeting Annual Picnic at Rex & Diane Miller's home, at 5:30 P.M. Bring food to be shared and your own table service. Beverage provided. Program Mike Follin as Dr. Bathasar, traveling medicine man of the 1800’s.
October 16 Board of Trustees Meeting at 7 P.M.
October 21 Open House Apple Butter Making 1:30 – 4 P.M.
November 6 General Meeting at 7 P.M. Program “Plan for Your Stuff”; presented by Andrew Richmond, estate consultant and appraiser.
Hostess: Linda Platt
November 20 Board of Trustees Meeting at 7 P.M.
Saturday, December 2 Christmas in the Village 6 – 8:30 P.M.
Sunday, December 3 Christmas in the Village 1:30 – 4 P.M. Concert at 3:30 P.M.
December4 General Meeting at 7 P.M. General meeting will be held at the Smithville Brethren Church at 7 P.M. The church's Bell Choir will present our program. Members are to bring cookies, beverage will be furnished by the officers and board of trustees.
December 18 Board of Trustees Meeting at 7 P.M.
See schedule above for play dates.
Taping took place at the Society buildings on 7 May 2013.
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