SPRING IS FINALLY HERE FOR 2015
IS SUMMER AROUND THE CORNER?
Volunteers needed for the 2015 Fall Living History program commencing in September that teaches third grade Beavercreek students about early pioneer life. If interested in volunteering, please contact Becky Jarvi at 427-1751 or 369-1333 or the Historical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details on this educational program please refer to TAB “School Programs”.
Upcoming Meetings/Quarterly Programs/Events:
June 11, 2015, 6:30 PM – Board Meeting
Coy House, Beavercreek, OH
June 27, 2015, 11 AM – 3 PM, Open House at Wartinger Park Celebrating Greene County History Week, Beavercreek, OH
The Beavercreek Historical Society will be participating in Greene County History Week by opening the log houses and the barn at Wartinger Park for tours on Saturday. The park is located on Kemp Road just east of North Fairfield Road next to the fire station. There will be guides available in each of the structures as well as in the herb garden and demonstrations of pioneer farming tools will be featured in the barn. Photography bugs are welcome to bring cameras for indoor photos of the furnished log structures and barn, plus outdoor photos amidst the flower and herb gardens maintained by the Master Gardeners.
The Greene County History Week runs from 20-27 June 2015. All events are free and the public is invited. Visit one or all of the events to celebrate our Greene County heritage. In addition to BHS’s program, other organizations that promote the preservation of our county’s history will be participating in the week’s events including the Greene County Historical Society based in Xenia, the historical societies from Jamestown, Bellbrook, the Cedarville Opera House, as well as the Greene County Library’s Greene Room and the Greene County Records Center and Archives. Scheduled events include:
Date/Location – Sponsor and Event Details
22 June/Xenia – Greene County Historical Society program at Xenia Bike Hub, corner of 68 South and Miami Avenue, 10 AM and repeated at 2 PM
-Meet me at the station -video
-Underground Railroad – short program
-B&O Railroad Caboose – open for tours
23 June/Jamestown – Jamestown Historical Society program at Jamestown Opera House, corner of North Limestone and East Xenia Street, 3-5 PM
-Tours of Jamestown Opera House built in 1889.
24 June/Bellbrook – Bellbrook Historical Society program, 42 North Main Street, 10 AM – 2 PM
-Experience a one-room schoolhouse, circa 1880
25 June/Xenia – Greene County Historical Society program by the Railroad Display Committee at 74 West Church Street, 6-8 PM
-Model train exhibit of Xenia’s Railroads circa 1920-1950
26 June/Cedarville – Cedarville Opera House at 54 East Main Street, 10 AM – 5 PM
-Ongoing programs about famous Cedarville people
27 June/Beavercreek – Beavercreek Historical Society Open House at Wartinger Park, 11 AM – 3 PM
-Guided tours of early 1800s buildings, barn and herb garden; demonstrations of pioneer woodworking
27 June/Xenia – Greene County Historical Society at 74 West Church Street
-10 AM, Blacksmith Demonstration begins
-12 – 3 PM, Wright B Flyer simulator, care and cleaning of muzzle-loading rifles, rope-makinf demonstration, hand-quilting demonstration