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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Wagon ride from parking lot.

 

 

 

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Bob Megesyi at sales table

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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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School Tours

School Tours

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who led tours for Stow’s third graders in May. Children visited the Heritage House Museum and learned about pioneer life in early Stow Township.

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April Program

April Program

Buttons, buttons, and more buttons! Join us for our April 25th meeting when we will hear Button Expert, Emilie Illson from Button Down Designs. Emilie will focus on 9 different types of antique buttons: Bone, Vegetable Ivory, Porcelain, Tin, Painted Wood, Bison Horn, Mother-of-Pearl, Celluloid, and Bakelite, bringing examples of each. Emilie will also have some of her button bracelets for sale. Read more at www.buttondowndesigns.com. The 7:00 p.m. program will be followed by our regular member meeting. The meeting will be held at Stow City Hall, 3760 Darrow Road.

Emilie Ilson of Button Down Designs

Emilie Ilson of Button Down Designs

Community Showcase

Community Showcase

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us at the Stow-Munroe Falls Community Showcase. Hope to see you at our next program meeting April 25th at 7 p.m. at Stow City Hall. Presenter will be button expert Emilie Illson of Button Down Designs.

 

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