Harvest Festival!

Harvest Festival!

Our 39th Harvest Festival had a great weekend with lots of sunshine – thank you to all who participated and helped with this special event. See photos on our Facebook pages at https://www.facebook.com/shsfestival/ and https://www.facebook.com/StowOHHistoricalSociety/

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New signs!

New signs!

darrow signThank you Emily and Paula Wisniewski and Leo Reiger for making, painting, and installing the beautiful new signs for  our historic buildings.

Festival Page

Festival Page

Our annual Harvest Festival is fast approaching. Invite your family and friends to enjoy the festival 9/30 and 10/1 from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Houston family will be stirring apple butter, the crafters will be selling, the schoolhouse will be open, and the hay wagon will be running. We now have a Facebook page just for the Harvest Festival. Click here for updates and news on our annual Harvest Festival.

Meet our Crafters!

Meet our Crafters!

Click here to meet our 2017 crafters and artisans. Still lots of room for outside vendors with tents. Go to http://www.stowhistory.org/harvest-festival/vendors/ for vendor info and application.

Barn is full

Barn is full

There are no more vendor spaces available in the Heritage Barn for this year’s Harvest Festival. There are plenty of spaces outside. See http://www.stowhistory.org/harvest-festival/vendors/ for more info and application. We are looking for hand crafters and artisans.

Howard W. Corathers

Howard W. Corathers

Stow Historical Society has lost a good friend and long-time member of our organization. Howard Corathers passed away April 7, 2017. Howard and his wife LaVerne, married nearly 67 years, have been active with the Society for many years. Howard served on the Board of Trustees for several terms, including as President. He most recently served as Secretary. Howard was always generous with his time and with his knowledge. He and LaVerne have been some of our most dedicated volunteers. He will be greatly missed.

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Paul F. Long

Paul F. Long

As many of you know, lifelong Stow resident and Stow Historical Society member Fred Long passed away January 9, 2017. Fred wrote two books about Stow and generously signed over the proceeds to the SHS. He worked hard to preserve the history of Stow, the town he loved. During the past few years he donated his collection of Stow memorabilia, including photographs, documents, small artifacts, scrapbooks, clippings, and family histories to Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library. A small exhibit about Fred and his collection is on display at the library and will remain in place for the next month. It is located in the Local History section behind the Information Desk.

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Amazon Smile!

Amazon Smile!

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October 24th Meeting Canceled!

October 24th Meeting Canceled!

From SHS President John Baranek:

TONIGHT’S  GENERAL MEETING IS CANCELED DUE TO WATER MAIN BREAK AT CITY HALL.  CITY HALL IS CLOSED ALL DAY TODAY!!!  The break is by the main entrance and all water is shutoff to the building.  There will be limited access to the main entrance due to the location of the break.  There will be an electric sign cancelling all activity to at City Hall.

Hower House Concerts

Hower House Concerts

Our friends at Hower House, in partnership with The University of Akron School of Music, are presenting their second annual concert series. The first concert, OcTuba Ensemble, will be October 28th, Prepaid reservations due by October 24th. Contact Hower House Museum (330-927-6909) or howerhouse@uakron.edu to reserve your spot. Visit www.howerhouse.org for updated information.