November 2018 Newsletter

November 2018 Newsletter

Heritage House Update

Heritage House Update

The siding and trim is now being replaced on the Heritage House Museum.  In September the material supplier was selected and notified they would be providing the materials. On October 23rd a final review meeting was held by the installers and the lumber company salesperson. This meeting identified some additional items needed for the job. The additional expense was approved by a vote of the Board. The additional cost was paid and the material was delivered on Thursday October  24th. Work by Duda Constuction began after the delivery. Half of the siding on the south side of the museum was then removed. Work will continue weather permitting. Please contact Bob Flower if you have any questions regarding this project.

This is a major expense for SHS, so any donations to this effort will be greatly appreciated.

south side of Heritage House

2018 Harvest Festival

2018 Harvest Festival

Thank you to all volunteers who participated in our recent annual  Harvest Festival, held September 29th and 30th. The weather was great and we had many returning and new craft vendors.  Attendees enjoyed the music (Rock Salt and Nails on Saturday and Dale Galgozy on Sunday), historic buildings and exhibits,  farm animals, concessions, pop-up Library, pumpkin painting, wood carvers, blacksmiths, chair caner, and of course, the hay wagon ride and stirring of the apple butter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October Program

October Program

The Stow Historical Society will be having the monthly general meeting on Monday, October 22nd at Stow City Hall in the City Council Chambers at 3760 Darrow Road, Stow, beginning at 7:00pm. Our October speaker will be former Mayor Don Coughlin. Mayor Coughlin will be talking about his history of collecting political buttons. After his presentation, there will be a short informational meeting reviewing the Harvest Festival and the remainder of the year. General Public and all members are welcome to attend and enjoy the free experience along with refreshments.

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