Thank You Festival Sponsors

Thank You Festival Sponsors
Thank you to the following sponsors for donations made to our annual Harvest Festival:

Bruegger’s Bagels (four years) 4963 Darrow Road, Stow

Gardner Pie Company (three years) 191 Logan Parkway, Akron, Ohio 4431

North Hill Donuts (five years) 662 E Tallmadge Ave Akron, Ohio

Stow Giant Eagle stores (five years) – 1700 Norton Road and 4300 Kent Road (five years)

Harvest Festival Update

Harvest Festival Update

The 40th annual Harvest Festival will be held September 29th and 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Heritage Reserve Park, 5120 Young Road, Stow, 44224. The woodcarvers and blacksmith are back. The apple butter stirring Morgan family is back. The crafters are back. The little farm animals are back. The musicians are back. And – so are our volunteers. Please let one of the board members know if you can help out at this annual fundraiser for the historical society. All of the historic houses and the schoolhouse will be open. Pumpkins for painting are available for the little ones. Mr. Shuman is ready to take you on a wagon ride. Join us for a family friendly day in the country!

September 24th program

September 24th program

The Stow Historical Society will be having the monthly general meeting on Monday, September 24th at Stow City Hall in the City Council Chambers at 3760 Darrow Road, Stow, beginning at 7:00pm. Our September speaker will be John Pribonic from ACME. John has served in various positions at ACME and has been a longtime employee. John will be talking about the history of ACME in the Akron area grocery business. Come to listen about the history of the ACME brand. General Public and all members are welcome to attend and enjoy the free experience along with refreshments. www.acmestores.com.

Board Meeting Notes

Board Meeting Notes

SHS Board members met at 700 p.m Monday, June 12th at Stow City Hall. Members present were John Baranek, Bob Flower, Ron Piatt, Houston Morgan, and John Daugherty. Absent were John Pribonic and Annie Hanson. Reporting on Stewart School, Ron Piatt stated that the teacher’s platform flooring is completed and that he is searching for a clock that is period specific for the schoolhouse. He also provided a sample of the remaining flooring for the entry doors. The new roof on the Heritage House Museum has been completed and Bob Flower is now looking into contracting for replacement of the siding. Planning is progressing for the annual Harvest Festival. The Board is looking for non-profit groups or organizations interested in helping with parking and other duties during the festival. If interested please contact Board President John Baranek or one of the other members.  If you are a craft vendor interested in a booth space contact shsfestival@gmail.com.

Lots of Harvest Festival Outdoor Vendor Spaces Available

Lots of Harvest Festival Outdoor Vendor Spaces Available

The Heritage Barn is now full for Festival vendor spaces, but – we still have lots of outdoor spaces open (bring your own tent and setup) for $40 for both days of the festival – September 29th and 30th. See http://www.stowhistory.org/harvest-festival/vendors/ for more information if you are a crafter/artisan. Hand crafters only, please.

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Annual Picnic Meeting

Annual Picnic Meeting

The annual picnic meeting of Stow Historical Society will be Monday, August 27th at the Heritage Barn in Silver Springs Park. Starting time is 6:30pm.  This is a covered dish event with SHS supplying the main course and drinks. Please join us!

Dale and Marlene Holderman at the 2017 annual picnic.

Dale and Marlene Holderman at the 2017 annual picnic.

Bob Flower and Houston Morgan

Bob Flower and Houston Morgan

Linda Berthold and Barbara Coleman

Linda Berthold and Barbara Coleman

June 25th Program

June 25th Program

The Stow Historical Society will be having our monthly general meeting on Monday, June 25th at Stow City Hall in the City Council Chambers at 3760 Darrow Road, Stow, beginning at 7:00pm.  Our June speaker will be Assistant Professor Vic Fleischer from the University of Akron.  Vic is the Director of the University of Akron’s archives where he provides leadership for collecting, preservation, instruction, and exhibition programs of the department.  He instructs sessions relating to local and regional history and oversees the management of university records.  He will provide an informative history of the University of Akron. General Public and all members are welcome to attend and enjoy the free experience along with refreshments.

Click this link to learn more about the University of Akron Archives https://www.uakron.edu/libraries/archives/.

 

July 2018 Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter

New Roof

New Roof

Heritage House Museum received a new roof June 6th. Read more about this project in our upcoming Newsletter.

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April 23rd Program

April 23rd Program

It is almost time for our April program and member meeting. Our speaker will be from Chippewa Lake Historical Society and we will be hearing about the history of Chippewa Lake Park. For more information on this organization see their website at http://www.clohs.org/ and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/chippewalakehistoricalsociety/. The program will be followed by our monthly member meeting. See you at Stow City Hall Monday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m.!