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.!

 

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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Stewart School Dedication Day

Stewart School Dedication Day

July 2nd was a special day for Stow Historical Society. Thanks to Committee Chair Bob Flower and his dedicated group of volunteers, as well as the many sponsors, Stewart School, was formally dedicated. A large crowd attended the 2:00 ceremony and also enjoyed an ice cream social, tours of the historic houses, and children’s activities.

Featured speakers for the Dedication ceremony included Catherine Flower, SHS President John Baranek, Lisa Susner, Linda Trevorrow, Stow Mayor Sara Kline, and Bob Flower. Invocation was by Pastor Jim Case and  Mistress of ceremonies was Annie Hanson. Thank you to Stow High School band members for providing patriotic music and to members of Boy Scout Troop 273 for the opening and closing flag ceremonies.  Ribbon cutters for the donor bricks were members of the fund raising committee, John Pribonic, Linda Trevorrow, and Kay Flower filling in for Steve Hailer. Ribbon cuttters for the schoolhouse were long-time Historical Society members Ed Williams and Marilyn Hunter,  representing her father, Houston Morgan. Special recognition goes to Richard Shilling, Ed Bose, and Ron Piatt, construction team members.

See more photos on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StowOHHistoricalSociety.

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Schoolhouse Dedication

Schoolhouse Dedication

The time has come! After many years of dedicated effort by Restoration Committee Chairman Bob Flower and his group of volunteers, we are ready to officially dedicate the Stewart School. Events will be held Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 from noon to 4:00 p.m. All historical houses will be open to the public except during the dedication ceremonies, which will begin at 2:00 p.m. An ice cream social will be part of the festivities, as well as children’s activities provided by Stow Parks and Recreation.

Ceremony participants included select members of the Stow-Munroe Falls High School Band, Boy Scout Troup #273, Restoration Committe members and long-time Historical Society members. Stow’s Mayor Sara Kline will conduct the dedication and ribbon cutting.

Join us for this very special event, which will be held at Heritage Reserve Park of Silver Springs Park, off of Young Road.

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Stewart School Update

Stewart School Update

Click here to read about the progress of the Old School House and see the most recent committee report and photos.

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Stewart School Interior Renovation

Stewart School Interior Renovation

Progress continues on the interior renovation of Stewart School.

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Schoolhouse Panels

Schoolhouse Panels

View the panels on display in Stewart School during the 2015 Harvest Festival

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Stewart School Exhibit

Stewart School Exhibit

During Stow Historical Society’s Harvest Festival, visitors are invited to tour Stewart School to see the progress being made on its restoration.  Also on display will be an exhibit detailing the history of Stewart School and its significance in the history of education in Stow and Munroe Falls.  The exhibit will also discuss the enduring power of the one-room schoolhouse in American culture.  Visitors will also have the opportunity to share their own memories and opinions about the history of education in a special talk-back portion of the exhibit.

Stow Historical Society received a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council to produce this display, which will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the Festival.  Join us to learn more about this fascinating aspect of community history and become a part of the ongoing story of education in Stow and Munroe Falls!

Thank you to Lisa Zevorich for writing the grant application and coordinating this project.

Schoolhouse Donation

Schoolhouse Donation

Thank you to members of the Darrow Street Grange #751 for a very generous donation toward the Old Schoolhouse Fund. Their contribution will be used toward the interior renovation of the Stewart School. Schoolhouse Committee Chair Bob Flower and SHS Board President John Baranek received the donation check from Grange Master Bill Brown at the Chamber of Commerce Pride Breakfast.

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