See Our Buildings.
Group Tours can be arranged.
Tour Fee information is available by request.
requests to the
the group tours,
the Mishler Weaving Mill is open
on Wednesday afternoons
1:30 to 4:00 year
round. No Fee.
381 East Main St, Smithville,
Smithville Historical Society Special
2013 Open Houses
All buildings will be open
from 1:30 to
on these dates
Sunday 19 May
Sunday 21 July
Sunday 15 Sep
The Mishler Mill is free but there
is a charge for the Pioneer Village for non-members.
$3 per adult
$1 per child grades K to 12
for a family of 2 adults and 2 or more children
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.
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
Some help in researching families
in the Smithville area
SCHS Newsletter Clippings
Engine Speeds Through Smithville
News from the Past
the people in the photos.
Freshman Class 1927,
other High School Photos, and Burkholder
April 26, 2003
was held for
The Ohio Bicentennial Historical Marker
the John Mishler Weaving Mill in Smithville
and the Grand
the Historical Society Reception Center
391½ East Main Street [State Route 585]
of the Society
How to Join
Map of Smithville Here
Society Programs on the Calendar
at 7 pm at the Church of God in Smithville unless
*April 1 "History of Rubbermaid"
with Lyle Gray. Hostess: Lila Smucker
*May 6 "Images of
Smithville" with Dan Kaufman. Hostesses:
Ruth Peterman and Linda Platt.
Tour of Victorian House Museum in Millersburg;
eat at Millersburg Hotel at 5 pm followed by tour. Tour
*July 1 "Amish Dolls"
with Pat Chambers. Hostesses: Margo Stafford and
*August 5 Tour of Miller Oil and
Gas Museum which is part of County
Line Historical Society: eat at Das
Dutch Essenhaus at 5:00 pm, followed by tour. Tour
7 Annual Picnic at Rex & Diane Miller's
home. Starts 5: 30 pm. Program to be announced.
*November 4 "Civil War
Poetess Margaret Junkin Preston" reenacted
by Raylene Hlavaty and sons. Hostess: Nita Downey
*December 2 "SHS Choralettes
and Debonaires", Christmas program.
thanks to the committee: Nita Downey, Kathy Meitzler
and Harlene Steiner.
Other Special Events
Smithville Community Historical Society
Christmas in the Village
Sat, Dec 7, 6 to 8:30 pm
Dec 8, 1:30 to 4 pm
All buildings will be open.
County Map Link
County Public Library
Site for Wayne County, OH
County Historical Society
Smithville Inn restaurant
to stay in nearby Wooster