2019 Board of Trustees

2019 Board of Trustees

SHS 2019 Board of Trustees, left to right: Houston Morgan, trustee; Bob Flower, treasurer; Ron Piatt, President; John Daugherty, trustee. Not pictured is trustee Tammie Menke.

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


Heritage House Update

Heritage House Update

The siding and trim is now being replaced on the Heritage House Museum.  In September the material supplier was selected and notified they would be providing the materials. On October 23rd a final review meeting was held by the installers and the lumber company salesperson. This meeting identified some additional items needed for the job. The additional expense was approved by a vote of the Board. The additional cost was paid and the material was delivered on Thursday October  24th. Work by Duda Constuction began after the delivery. Half of the siding on the south side of the museum was then removed. Work will continue weather permitting. Please contact Bob Flower if you have any questions regarding this project.

This is a major expense for SHS, so any donations to this effort will be greatly appreciated.

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2018 Harvest Festival

2018 Harvest Festival

Thank you to all volunteers who participated in our recent annual  Harvest Festival, held September 29th and 30th. The weather was great and we had many returning and new craft vendors.  Attendees enjoyed the music (Rock Salt and Nails on Saturday and Dale Galgozy on Sunday), historic buildings and exhibits,  farm animals, concessions, pop-up Library, pumpkin painting, wood carvers, blacksmiths, chair caner, and of course, the hay wagon ride and stirring of the apple butter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You Festival Sponsors

Thank You Festival Sponsors
Thank you to the following sponsors for donations made to our annual Harvest Festival:

Bruegger’s Bagels (four years) 4963 Darrow Road, Stow

Gardner Pie Company (three years) 191 Logan Parkway, Akron, Ohio 4431

North Hill Donuts (five years) 662 E Tallmadge Ave Akron, Ohio

Stow Giant Eagle stores (five years) – 1700 Norton Road and 4300 Kent Road (five years)

Lots of Harvest Festival Outdoor Vendor Spaces Available

Lots of Harvest Festival Outdoor Vendor Spaces Available

The Heritage Barn is now full for Festival vendor spaces, but – we still have lots of outdoor spaces open (bring your own tent and setup) for $40 for both days of the festival – September 29th and 30th. See http://www.stowhistory.org/harvest-festival/vendors/ for more information if you are a crafter/artisan. Hand crafters only, please.

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New Roof

New Roof

Heritage House Museum received a new roof June 6th. Read more about this project in our upcoming Newsletter.

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Community Showcase

Community Showcase

Come see us at this weekend’s Stow-Munroe-Falls Community Showcase, sponsored by Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce. The Showcase will be at Stow Munroe Falls High School Saturday, April 7, 2018 10am-5pm and Sunday, April 8, 2018 11am-3pm. Contact President John Baranek if you are interested in greeting people and sharing information about our organization.

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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.