Smithville Community Historical Society,
NO MONTHLY MEETING IN SEPTEMBER 2017
Open House on September 17
OnSunday, September 17 at 3 P.M. The Greater Akron Area Model-T Club will have their tear-down car in pieces on the lawn in front of the Mishler Weaving Mill and at 3 P.M. they will put it back together and have it running in 5 minutes. They will also be adding a treasure found in a barn near Shreve, a 1926 Model-T to their exhibit area. Come and see what else has been added.
We will feature the Greater Akron Area Model-T Museum
located next to the Mishler Weaving Mill at 381 E. Main Street. We are inviting anyone with classic, vintage or antique automobiles to please bring them and park them on the lawn at the
Weaving Mill to share their beauty will everyone.
The Smithville Stars Vintage Base Ball team will play Base Ball 1868 style against the Akron Black Stockings at 1:30 P.M. on the field behind the Irvin Pioneer Cabin. Bring your blankets or chairs and enjoy this game of fun.
For those who are interested in crafts of the past that are seeing renewed interest, visit our Blacksmiths Shop, Pottery Shop, Tin Shop, Weaver in the Sheller House, and our Wheelwright in his shop. Visit the Depot, Caboose and Church of God and see what has been added in those buildings.
The Lydo Barn can lead you on quite the hunt discovering the various tools that our local farmers used to run the family farm.
We add one last group to the mix for this Open House;
Norma Trotter and Friends will be playing on the lawn in front of the
Irvin Pioneer Cabin, bring your chair to relax and listen to their
music. A great afternoon of Free, Family Fun.
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
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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