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!

Remember Stow Historical Society when shopping Amazon for the holidays. You support us when you shop for holiday gifts on smile.amazon.com. Designate Stow Historical Society as your charity and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to our organization.

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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.

Seeking Board Members

Seeking Board Members

SHS is seeking new board members for 2017 – if you are interested in the position of Recording/Corresponding Secretary  please contact Board President John Baranek at 330-689-2852 for more information. Election of officers will take place at our November meeting.

Grounds cleanup

Grounds cleanup

The grounds around the historic houses are being cleaned out and mulched and a
new weeping cherry tree has been planted in front of the Heritage House Museum. Thank you to board member Jacinda Warman for overseeing this important project.

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Gold Award Project

Gold Award Project

Thank you to Girl Scout Emily Wisniewski who is working on her Gold Award Project by volunteering for Stow Historical Society. Emily has recently painted the cupola, located near the Stewart School and placed pavers in front of both doors to the Darrow House. These are both welcome and needed improvements!

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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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Harvest Festival Time

Harvest Festival Time

It is time for the Stow Historical Society annual Harvest Festival!

October 3 & 4 11:00 to 4:00  each day. 5120 Young Road, Stow, Ohio 44224.

Join us for apple butter stirring, craft demonstrations, historic house tours, pumpkin painting for the kids, concessions, raffles, crafters, music, and much more. Visit the “new” Old Schoolhouse to see the progress on this restoration project and participate in an interactive exhibit on education in Stow. Go to http://www.stowhistory.org/harvest-festival/ for a full list of craft vendors.

 

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