SUMMER IS HERE
IT WILL BE HOT
Black Hoof, Primary Chief of the Shawnee Indians, to Visit
June 25, 2016 (7:30 PM) – BHS’s Wartinger Park Barn, 3080 Kemp Road, Beavercreek, OH and June 26, 2016 (2:00 PM) – GCHS, 74 West Church Street, Xenia, OH
As part of the second annual Greene County History Week, The Beavercreek Historical Society (BHS) and the Greene County Historical Society (GCHS) will collaborate to bring William “Rusty” Cottrel, an area actor/presenter, to appear as Black Hoof, The Primary Chief of the Shawnees.
Black Hoof, who lived to be 111 dying in 1831, was witness to and a participant in many pivotal events that determined the direction of the old Northwest Territory, and in turn, that of the fledging United States of America. He brings a powerful performance that everyone should attend. This event is free and open to the public. For further details on this event please refer to the Summer “Log by Log” referenced below.
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 our food tent to ward off any hungry pangs.
Old time music will feature 4 different music groups performing outside all day.
Stop by to see which Beavercreek pioneer family we will be honoring this year.
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