HERITAGE DAY FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
HERITAGE DAY at Wartinger Park, 3040 Kemp Road, Beavercreek, OH to be held Saturday, 17 September 2016, 10 AM – 5 PM
Come join us for the Beavercreek Historical Society’s annual traditional celebration of pioneer culture in music, crafts, food and tours of the historical buildings. This event is free for adults but we have a $2 charge for the children who wish to engage in our many old fashioned children’s activities.
The park has 2 log houses, 2 log cabins and a barn all from the early 1800s. Each of these buildings is furnished completely with appropriate to the time period items. On Heritage Day many local craft persons or artisans participate in our event. The adults and children enjoy our country store which sells “penny” candy. We have musicians playing all day long. When hungry you can stop by the Cardinal Catering food truck.
Old time music will feature 4 different music groups performing outside all day. Come and hear: The Good Time Band, Shakertown Stompers, Maryjo Ward and Tim Corbin.
Stop by at 12:00 PM to see our tribute to the Zink Family, an early Beavercreek pioneer family.
From 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM join the Master Gardeners for their annual plant sale.
Archive Crawl to be held Saturday, October 1 from 1 to 4 PM; Thursday, October 13 from 2 to 5 PM; and Saturday, October 29 from 1 to 4 PM. The “Crawl” will be held at the Beavercreek Historical Society History Center located at 1981 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio.
Come see our unique collection of interesting materials and pieces of local history, carefully tended by Carolyn Fourman and Donna Lawson, our Archive Committee Co-chairs. BHS is joining various host archives in the Dayton And Cincinnati area in an activity known as an Archive Crawl with opportunities to visit with archivists and go on special behind-the-scene tours, depending on the repository visited. Besides our BHS History Center archives, a sampling of the many repositories include Wright State Library, WYSO Archives, Greene, Clinton, Clark, and Montgomery County Records Center & Archives, and more. Prizes are offered for folks attending five or more archives. For more information, call Donna at 937-776-7569 or Carolyn at 937-433-5710.
Quarterly Meeting, 25 October 2016, 7:00 PM, Peace Lutheran Church, 3530 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH
A presentation will be made by Tim Gaffney, local writer and expert on local history. Share his knowledge and expertise of the Wright Brothers and their Dayton Flight Factory when he presents “The Dayton Flight Factory, The Wright Brothers and the Birth of Aviation”. This event is free and open to the public