April 22nd Program

April 22nd Program

Beth Daugherty, Stow Historical Society member and retired Local History Librarian, will present a program on Basic Preservation Techniques. Learn how to preserve your precious documents, photographs, and textiles. The presentation includes a tour of the Stow Historical Society Archives Office at Stow City Hall, with a look at how basic preservation techniques are applied. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about the holdings in the office.

Harvest Festival update – Barn now full!

Harvest Festival update – Barn now full!

There are no more craft vendor spaces left in the Heritage Barn for the Harvest Festival. But – there are lots and lots of outdoor spaces available for $40 for two days. That is cheap! Just bring your own tent and setup. Click this link to access the application. http://www.stowhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Vendor-Reservation-Form.pdf

March 25th Program

March 25th Program

Our first meeting of 2019 will take place Monday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m. at Stow City Hall. Join us as Akron Pubic Library Special Collections Librarian, Iris Bolar,  discusses genealogy research. Learn how to research your family history. A member meeting will be held after the program. Free and open to the public. Take a look at Akron’s Special Collections Department by clicking this link https://www.akronlibrary.org/locations/main-library/special-collections.

Harvest Festival Update

Harvest Festival Update

The SHS Harvest Festival will be held September 28th and 29th, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. This will be the same format as the previous 39 years, with old-fashioned apple butter, historic house tours, musical entertainment, craft vendors, and concession stand. The craft vendor reservation (application) form is now posted on the Craft Vendors page of our website at http://www.stowhistory.org/harvest-festival/vendors/. Also posted are two informational flyers. Feel free to print these and pass out to prospective vendors and attendees.

We need all of our members’ participation to make this year’s festival a success.

March 2019 Newsletter

March 2019 Newsletter

Heritage House Restoration Project

Heritage House Restoration Project

Heritage House Museum has undergone some much needed repair and restoration work beginning in June 2018 when a new roof was installed. Under the direction of Bob Flower, work has continued throughout fall and winter to repair dry rot and replace the old siding. Work on the this project was completed in January.

 

June 2018 – new roof on Heritage House

 

 

roof replacement

June 2018 – Heritage House roof replacement work

November 2018 – west side of Heritage House

 

November 2018 – west side completed

 

December 2018 – northeast corner dry rot

 

December 2018 – north side work begun

 

January 2019 – front of Heritage House with vapor barrier

 

January 15, 2019 – front of Heritage House completed!

A Heritage House Christmas

A Heritage House Christmas

Heritage House was decorated for Christmas in years past by ladies of the Society.  There were even stockings hung by the chimney with care and carolers enjoying an old fashioned Christmas.

2019 Board of Trustees

2019 Board of Trustees

SHS 2019 Board of Trustees, left to right: Houston Morgan, trustee; Bob Flower, treasurer; Ron Piatt, President; John Daugherty, trustee. Not pictured is trustee Tammie Menke.

Thank you John Baranek

Thank you John Baranek

John Baranek was presented with a plaque at the member meeting November 26th in honor of his service and dedication to Stow Historical Society. John has been a member for 22 years and has served in several positions on the Board. He has been Board President for 11 years, making him the second longest serving President. (Paul Coleman was President for 12 years.) John will not be returning as Board President, but will remain active with the Society.

John has served the Society in many capacities, including as liaison with the City. He has worked with mayors, parks and recreation, and department heads to make sure the Society’s needs and concerns are addressed.

John has served as cashier at the Harvest Festivals and canned hundreds of jars of apple butter. He has served as a tour guide for school tours, conducted Board meetings and Member meetings, provided refreshments for the meetings, answered numerous phone calls and emails from donors and members, overseen care of the historic buildings, and the move of the archives office to City Hall, and promoted the Historical Society to the community.

We would like to recognize and thank John for his hard work on behalf of the Society and wish him well in his future endeavors.

Long-time SHS member, Houston Morgan, presents a plaque of recognition to John Baranek


November Meeting

November Meeting

The November meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, 11/26/18 at Stow City Hall. Please plan to attend this important meeting, as we will be voting on the 2019 Board of Trustees. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share.