Stewart School Dedication Day

Stewart School Dedication Day

July 2nd was a special day for Stow Historical Society. Thanks to Committee Chair Bob Flower and his dedicated group of volunteers, as well as the many sponsors, Stewart School, was formally dedicated. A large crowd attended the 2:00 ceremony and also enjoyed an ice cream social, tours of the historic houses, and children’s activities.

Featured speakers for the Dedication ceremony included Catherine Flower, SHS President John Baranek, Lisa Susner, Linda Trevorrow, Stow Mayor Sara Kline, and Bob Flower. Invocation was by Pastor Jim Case and  Mistress of ceremonies was Annie Hanson. Thank you to Stow High School band members for providing patriotic music and to members of Boy Scout Troop 273 for the opening and closing flag ceremonies.  Ribbon cutters for the donor bricks were members of the fund raising committee, John Pribonic, Linda Trevorrow, and Kay Flower filling in for Steve Hailer. Ribbon cuttters for the schoolhouse were long-time Historical Society members Ed Williams and Marilyn Hunter,  representing her father, Houston Morgan. Special recognition goes to Richard Shilling, Ed Bose, and Ron Piatt, construction team members.

See more photos on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StowOHHistoricalSociety.

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Festival Vendors Wanted

Festival Vendors Wanted

We are now seeking craft/artisan vendors for our annual Harvest Festival, to be held the weekend of Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2017. We have 4 spaces left in the Heritage Barn and unlimited space outside with your own tent. For more info see http://www.stowhistory.org/harvest-festival/vendors/. 

Schoolhouse Dedication

Schoolhouse Dedication

The time has come! After many years of dedicated effort by Restoration Committee Chairman Bob Flower and his group of volunteers, we are ready to officially dedicate the Stewart School. Events will be held Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 from noon to 4:00 p.m. All historical houses will be open to the public except during the dedication ceremonies, which will begin at 2:00 p.m. An ice cream social will be part of the festivities, as well as children’s activities provided by Stow Parks and Recreation.

Ceremony participants included select members of the Stow-Munroe Falls High School Band, Boy Scout Troup #273, Restoration Committe members and long-time Historical Society members. Stow’s Mayor Sara Kline will conduct the dedication and ribbon cutting.

Join us for this very special event, which will be held at Heritage Reserve Park of Silver Springs Park, off of Young Road.

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2017 Board Members

2017 Board Members

2017 Board members were sworn in at the December 3rd luncheon by Stow Mayor Kline. Left to right are John Daugherty, Jacinda Warman, Bob Megeysi, John Baranek, and Bob Flower. Not pictured is Houston Morgan. Congratulations to Bob and Catherine Flower, recipients of the Crooked Stick Award.

 

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December Luncheon & Membership Renew

December Luncheon & Membership Renew

Saturday, December 3, 2016 is the date for our annual December/Christmas Luncheon.  The Luncheon will be held  at On Tap Grille and Bar, 4396 Kent Rd., Stow from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A short business meeting and installation of the 2017 Officers and Trustees will take place before lunch.  Cost is $20, which includes meal and beverage. Deadline for reservation is Monday, November 28th. Please complete the form below, including your annual membership, and return with your payment to Stow Historical Society P.O. Box 1425 Stow, Ohio 44224.

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2016 Harvest Festival a Success!

2016 Harvest Festival a Success!

Our two day Harvest Festival was a great success thanks to our craft vendors, craft demonstrators, and dedicated volunteers who maintain and greet visitors to our historic buildings. Special thank you to Mr. Shuman of Shuman Plumbing who drove his tractor transporting attendees on a hay wagon donated by Ron Marhofer. Stow Parks and Recreation provided free pumpkins to all little pumpkin painters, the Morgan family provided free apple butter stirring instructions, and the Menke family brought the cute little farm animals (including a miniature pony). Cathy Flower created a beautiful exhibit on Silver Lake for the Heritage House exhibit room and attendees were impressed with the improvements to Stewart School. Many thanks are due the Boy Scouts of Troop 177 for helping vendors and Boy Scouts of Troop 273 who helped in the kitchen. Other sponsors included North Hill Donuts, Bruegger’s Bagels, and Gardener’s Pies. To view a photo album of this year’s Festival see our Facebook page.

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Musician Dale Galgozy

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View List of our Festival Vendors

View List of our Festival Vendors

Click here to see our updated list of 2016 Harvest Festival vendors. We are happy to welcome back long-time vendors and new!

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Dale Galgozy at Harvest Festival

Dale Galgozy at Harvest Festival

Local guitarist Dale Galgozy will be performing at the SHS Harvest Festival Oct. 1 & 2! Dale is a well-known Kent musician and guitar instructor.  Look for Dale at the Heritage Barn from noon to 3:00 both days. #dalegalgozyRead more about Dale at https://www.reverbnation.com/dalegalgozy.

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Annual Picnic Meeting and Square Dance

Annual Picnic Meeting and Square Dance

Join us for the annual picnic meeting held at Heritage Barn August 22nd. Bring a dish to share – meat and drinks will be included. The historic buildings will be open at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will be a short meeting after dinner with a square dance following. The Circulators Square Dance Club of Ravenna will be doing the calling and instruction. Bring a guest!

 

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Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

Our 38th annual Harvest Festival is all set for the first weekend in October! We need craft vendors and we will need volunteers. If interested in either, please contact one of the board members or email shsfestival@gmail.com. Information for vendors is on the website at http://www.stowhistory.org/harvest-festival/vendors/. The Heritage Barn is now full for vendors, but plenty of spaces are available outside. $40 for the two day event – bring your own tent! Follow updates on our Facebook page. Photos below are from the 2015 Harvest Festival.

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Houston Morgan enjoying the annual stirring of the apple butter!

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