September 26th Program

September 26th Program

Speakers from the Summit County Court of Common Pleas – Probate Division, office of Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer will present information on probate services at ourSeptember 26th meeting. From an historical perspective – types of records kept at Probate, unusual/oldest/interesting documents, process to access records. From a Probate perspective – Probate’s programs & services, how to protect one’s assets, information on Advance Directives, and handouts for all attendees. Program at 7:00 p.m. at Stow City Hall, member meeting following. This program is free and open to all.

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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June Program and Meeting

June Program and Meeting

Our next program and member meeting will be Monday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Stow City Hall.  Beth Daugherty, Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Local History Librarian will present Documenting The Past Through Oral History. Learn about the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Oral History Project and the basics of conducting an oral history interview.

There will be a member meeting after the meeting. Discussion will include the upcoming square dance and Harvest Festival.

Happy Days are Here Again!

Happy Days are Here Again!

Thank you to Janet McCaulley of Summit County Historical Society for a fabulous trip down Memory Lane at our March 28th meeting. Her “Happy Days are Here Again” presentation about the Baby Boomers was a real hit!

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March Program

March Program

Our first member meeting of the year will take place Monday, March 28th at 7:00 p.m. at Stow City Hall. Summit County Historical Society will be joining us  with a program from their Remember When series: Happy Days Are Here Again—the Baby Boom Years. This program will take us on a journey down memory lane. Photos, collectibles, music and memorabilia highlight the various forms of entertainment between 1946-1964. From Hula Hoops to Rock n’ Roll, Roy Rogers to drive-in movies and Dance Halls to noisy games of Yahtzee, we will have fun remembering the lighter side of the Baby Boom Years!

Introducing Board Members

Introducing Board Members

We welcome two new board members in 2016. Trustee Houston Morgan is a Stow native and a longtime member of the Stow Historical Society. Houston and his wife Marilee began the apple butter making tradition at our first Harvest Festival and volunteered many hours over the years to preserving Stow’s heritage. Houston is pictured below receiving the oath of office along with third year Trustee Jacinda Warman. Treasurer Bob Megeysi moved to Stow in July 2012 with his wife Betty. Bob and Betty have been married for over 49 years and have three daughters. Bob worked at the U.S. Navy for 28 years as a clerk and as a systems analyst.

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December Luncheon and Board Installation

December Luncheon and Board Installation

Members met at Beef O’Brady’s Saturday, December 5th for the annual Stow Historical Society Board of Trustees installation luncheon. Sworn in by Stow Mayor Sara Drew are 2016 Board members President John Baranek, Vice President John Daugherty, Corresponding Secretary Beth Daugherty, Treasurer Bob Megeysi, and Trustees Bob Flower and Jacinda Warman. Retiring Board members Howard Corathers and Marcia Gilmore were recognized for their years of devoted service to our organization.

Board members Bob Megeysi, Jacinda Warman, Houston Morgan, John Daugherty, and John Baranek are pictured below with Stow Mayor Sara Drew.

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Golden Age of Restaurants in Summit County

Golden Age of Restaurants in Summit County

Our next program will take place October 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Stow Safety Center.  The topic will be The Golden Age of Restaurants in Summit County with Sharon Myers. Take a walk down memory lane during the 50s, 60s and 70s when Akron was the place that out-of-towners came to eat!  The days of Themely’s, Yanko’s, The Embers, Marcel’s, Iacomini’s and more!  Sharon is President of the William Wetmore Chapter of the Daughters of 1812. Her father ran Marcel’s, known for its prime rib, on State Road in Cuyahoga Falls.  Click here to read about the Golden Age of Restaurants Display at the Akron Summit County Public Library.

How to Be a Good Ancestor

How to Be a Good Ancestor

Our next member meeting will be Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Stow Safety Center. The program will be How to be a Good Ancestor with Gretchen Quinn. Did you ever wonder what it takes to be a good ancestor? This program will cover topics ranging from family trees, oral histories, and preparing your family heirlooms and collectibles to pass on to your descendants. The program will also provide tips and hints on gathering relevant information to accompany objects for future generations. Gretchen is a librarian at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library with a specialization in Museum Studies.

Please join us for the member meeting after our 7:00 program. We will be discussing the upcoming Harvest Festival.

Annual Picnic Meeting

Annual Picnic Meeting

Our annual picnic meeting will take place Monday, August 24 at the Heritage Barn at 6:30 p.m. Meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring table service and a dish to share.picnicgroup