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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.