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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/.

 

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.!

 

March 26th Program

March 26th Program

Please join us for our first  meeting of 2018, Monday, March 26th,  at Stow City Hall.  Robert L. Keener, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, will be our speaker at 7:00 p.m. The  program will be followed by our member meeting. The meeting is open to all.