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Beavercreek, Ohio 45432
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Meetings & Programs

Meetings/Programs

Programs are free and open to the public.
Meeting times and locations are also published in area newspapers and the Historical Society newsletter, “Log by Log“.

 


Past meetings and programs:

January 27, 2015

7:00 PM at Peace Lutheran Church

Program: Dayton, Ohio’s Forgotten History – The Story of the City’s Role as the “Toy Center of the United States”.  A program about the important role toys played in the manufacturing and entrepreneurial history of the United States as presented by William C. Gallagher.

October 28, 2014

7:00 PM at Peace Lutheran Church

Program: Are You Smarter (About Local History) Than A Third Grader?  –   An excellent presentation concerning a teaching tool used to teach local 3rd graders about Beavercreek History presented by Jana Bass and Ruth Wiley.

July 22, 2014

Ice Cream Social/Annual Meeting @ Wartinger Park

April 22, 2014

7:00 PM at Peace Lutheran Church

Program: An excellent presentation of the life of Norman Rockwell was given by Ruth Anne Attalia of the Washington-Centerville Public Library.

January 28, 2014

7:00 PM at Peace Lutheran Church

Program: An excellent presentation of the life of Mary Todd Lincoln was given by Debe Dockins  of the Washington-Centerville Public Library.

October 22, 2013

7:00 PM at Peace Lutheran Church

Program: WWII Footlocker — A Collection from the Valley Military History Museum

July 23, 2013

Ice Cream Social/Quarterly Meeting
Location: Wartinger Park

Entertainment was provided by MUSICI ANONYMI an informal music group that performs 1700 and 1800 light percussion using harpsichord, keyboard or piano accompaniment.

April 23, 2013

Welcome to the home of President and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt. The program was presented by Larry and Julia Marple.

Jan 22, 2013

Robert Riordan  presented a program on prehistoric mounds and earthworks in Beavercreek and western Greene County.

October 23, 2012

Program: A Plant Lore for Yesterday and Today
Dave Jensen spoke about historical and present day edible and medicinal plants that can be grown in Beavercreek.

July 24, 2012

ICE CREAM SOCIAL & BEAVERCREEK STRUMMERS PERFORMANCE

Location: The Barn at Wartinger Park, Kemp Road, Beavercreek, Ohio (Next to the Fire Station)

Quarterly Business Meeting,  election of officers and delicious ice cream.

April 24, 2012 BUSINESS MEETING AND PROGRAM

Location:  Beavercreek Board of Education Building, 3040 Kemp Road

PROGRAM: “The Evolving Presidency:  What our Founders Created and How it Has Changed over the Years, both good and bad.”
Presenter:  Jim Sayer, Faculty Emeritus, College of Liberal Arts, Wright State University

January 2012 BUSINESS MEETING AND PROGRAM

Location: Beavercreek Board of Education Building, 3040 Kemp Road

PROGRAM: “14 Months in the Union Artillery”,   The diary of Private Wallace Byrd, 16th Ohio Battery.
Presenter:  Larry Marple

October 2011 BUSINESS MEETING AND PROGRAM

PROGRAM: “A 19th Century Greene County Doctor, Banker, Artist and Teacher – J. Darwin Edwards“.
Presenter:  Rosalie Yoakam

July 2011 BUSINESS MEETING AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL

PROGRAM: The Beavercreek Strummers presented a musical program.

Location: Wartinger Park, 3080 Kemp Road

The Beavercreek Strummers:

April 2011 BUSINESS MEETING AND PROGRAM

PROGRAM: Brenda Ellis, Director of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Chorale discussed the history of African American church and gospel music. The Chorale performed.

January 2011 BUSINESS MEETING AND PROGRAM

PROGRAM: Colin Gatland, collector of mining lamps and the stories behind them.  Colin collects not only carbine and oil lamps, but is also collects stories of the successes and hardships that were endured by the miners who worked in the coal, copper, gold and diamond mines in the United States.

October 2010 BUSINESS MEETING AND PROGRAM

PROGRAM: John Weaver, Chair of Humanities, Sinclair Community College presented “Ohioans in the White House”.

Ohio Humanities CouncilJuly 2010 ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING AND COMMUNITY PICNICPROGRAM: Hank Arbaugh from the Ohio Humanities Council will entertain us with stories and songs of the Ohio Pioneers.